U.S Unemployment Hits Unexpected High, Nebraska Sees Major Spike

U.S Unemployment Hits Unexpected High, Nebraska Sees Major Spike

COVID-19 is having staggering effects on unemployment despite earlier expectations from officials.

Nearly 16,000 Nebraskans filed unemployment claims in the week ending March 21.

The Department of Labor report shows there were over 15,000 initial claims filed in Nebraska. The week before, only 795 claims were filed a difference of over 14,000.

Nationally, an unprecedented 3.3 million Americans filed unemployment claims in the week ending March 21.