33 Million People Seeking Jobless Aid
Here in Michigan, relief is coming faster for people struggling to get their unemployment benefits.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order on Wednesday.
According to WILX, nearly 3.2 million laid off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as more businesses shut down across the U.S.
Around 33 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the seven weeks since the coronavirus began forcing millions of companies to close their doors.
Initial claims for unemployment aid have now fallen for five straight weeks, from a peak of nearly 6.9 million during the week that ended March 28.
It's really heart breaking to know that millions of people are unemployed and need assistance in the worst way.
The latest report showed that 22.7 million people are now receiving unemployment aid. And not everyone who applies for jobless aid are approved.
The number of laid off workers receiving aid is now equal to 15.5% of the workforce that is eligible for unemployment benefits.
I liked what Governor Whitmer had to say this week, that nobody should have to worry about how to put food on the table or pay the bills, especially during a crisis.