Unemployment Claims Explode During Covid-19 Response

MADISON, Wi (Ben Caxton) — A record number of people are filing for unemployment in Wisconsin as businesses close to fight off the spread of COVID-19. `Wisconsin Public Radio reports that over 100-thousand Wisconsinites have filed for unemployment since March 15th. That’s showing the significant economic impact that social distancing and business closures has put in place in this time of distancing and safer-at-home. Unemployment is expected to jump from around three and a half percent to over five and a half percent.`

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