CALIFORNIA- A record number of Americans filed for unemployment insurance benefits last week, doubling the sensational record of the week prior. The Department of Labor has released its latest numbers showing that 6,648,000 million claims were filed last week, in addition to the 3,029,000 filed the week before as measures are taken across the nation to battle the spread of the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus from Wuhan, China.
President Trump told Americans this week to prepare for a “very tough” next two weeks as the Task Force on Coronavirus estimates anywhere from 100,000 to 200,000 deaths to result from the pandemic in America.
Despite the passage of a trillion dollar stimulus package paying Americans who field taxes $1,200 each, many small and large businesses are struggling to survive the Shelter In Place orders implemented that bar businesses from operating unless deemed “essential” as outlined in federal guidelines. Trump also extended the guidelines to May.