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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The state had been providing daily updates, but that stopped when the U.S. Department of Labor advised states that they should speak in generalities about unemployment claims until the weekly release of national statistics on Thursday mornings.




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Connecticut reports 'unprecedented' unemployment claims

...State workers in Connecticut are processing 20 times the number of unemployment claims they normally do, a deluge caused by the coronavirus, officials said Wednesday.

Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby said staff members have been shifted from other jobs to help the unemployment claims operation. Also, about a dozen retirees and other employees who have handled the state's unemployment claims in the past have been asked to return.

"I've never seen numbers like this. This is unprecedented," Westby said. "In the last recession, we had high numbers, but those numbers gradually went up. This happened in a week."

The agency received more than 72,000 unemployment claims in just one week, from March 13 to 20, officials said. In a more typical week there are 3,000 to 3,500 claims....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-25 02:00 PM | Reply

Yes, we can't have actual facts and figures showing the lies in Hair Furror's daily happy talk for his cult.

#2 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-03-25 04:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I like how this is specifically to keep information hidden from the market and thus inhibit true price discovery.

Mmmm, that's good Capitalism!

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-25 04:55 PM | Reply

Odd FL governor DeSantis discusses the unemployment numbers daily at his briefings. We went from 2.8% a few weeks ago to now 15,000 - 20,000 unemployment applications a day, all COVID19 related.

#4 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-03-25 05:44 PM | Reply

Depriving investors of accurate economic numbers does not build investment confidence.

#5 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-03-25 06:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Weekly or daily - what does it matter? This is just a scared Trump.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-03-25 07:01 PM | Reply

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