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April 16, 2020

Ohio Valley Continues Unprecedented Surge Of Unemployment

Ohio Valley Resource – Unemployment insurance claims are still reaching unprecedented levels across the Ohio Valley region. Read.

At least 287,576 people in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia joined those seeking help during the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. That’s in addition to the roughly 755,000 claims form the three states in the previous two weeks.

The data released Thursday morning by the U.S. Department of Labor showing more than 5.25 million unemployment claims around the country for the week, bringing the country’s total jobless applicants to approximately 22 million.

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