Interactive Graphic Charts Record Unemployment Claims

Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week – more than quadruple the previous record set in 1982 – amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. Today we’re sharing a new Associated Press interactive URL that breaks down the unemployment filings by state and has a time scale for each (going back as far as 2000). The default view is the national figure, but can be customized by state via a dropdown.


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