6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week

A record 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week as the coronavirus continued to take a huge toll on the economy and workers

The total is double the previous week’s claims tally of 3.3 million, which was revised up by a modest 24,000 to 3.3 million. A stunning 10 million workers now have sought unemployment benefits in just two weeks, exceeding the nearly nine million who lost jobs from 2008 to 2010 amid the Great Recession.

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/02/coronavirus-americans-file-initial-jobless-claims-layoffs-mount/5110129002/

Gov. Ron DeSantis to issue statewide stay-at-home order for Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) β€” Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a mandatory stay-at-home order for the entire state of Florida, starting Thursday at midnight.

β€œIt makes sense to make this move now,” he said, of the order taking effect at midnight and in place for the next 30 days.

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https://www.wtxl.com/news/local-news/gov-ron-desantis-issues-stay-at-home-order-for-state-of-florida