Thursday, April 2, 2020

Massachusetts again shatters record for weekly unemployment claims

Boston Business Journal
Another 181,000 people in Massachusetts filed their initial claims for unemployment benefits last week, as more workers have made the claims in the past two weeks than did all of last year.

The new U.S. Department of Labor data measure claims filed from March 22 to March 28, a period that includes Gov. Charlie Baker’s order that non-essential businesses in Massachusetts close their brick-and-mortar locations as a way to limit the spread of COVID-19. That order went into effect March 24.. . . more