860,000 Americans Filed For First-Time Jobless Benefits Last Week

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by Tyler Durden
Thursday, Sep 17, 2020 - 08:34 AM

While some may celebrate the fact that initial jobless claims was below 1 million for the 3rd week in a row, the fact remains that a stunning 860,000 Americans filed for first time unemployment benefits last week...

Source: Bloomberg

That is more than four times the pre-COVID 'normal' and well above any peak week during the great financial crisis collapse.

And this is 7 months after the lockdowns began! Maybe it's time for Governors to start opening these states!!