3.8 million more Americans file for unemployment

The total unemployment claims now reaching 30 million Americans in six weeks.
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"For Sale By Owner" and "Closed Due to Virus" signs are displayed in the window of Images On Mack in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The coronavirus outbreak has triggered a stunning collapse in the U.S. workforce with 10 million people losing their jobs in the past two weeks and economists warn unemployment could reach levels not seen since the Depression, as the economic damage from the crisis piles up around the world. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

ABC News reports that last week 3.8 million more Americans filed for unemployment insurance, the Department of Labor said Thursday.

The week before, 4.4 million workers filed jobless claims for the week ending April 18. The latest claims bring the total to 30 million in six weeks.

With so many processing offices inundated with claims, some Americans have reported weeks-long lags or not receiving benefits at all.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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