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A sign is posted on the window of the clothing and furnishings business Byron & Barclay notifying customers of temporary closure of the storefront during the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in downtown Owensboro, Ky. (Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP)

More than 275,000 Kentuckians seek jobless aid in 3 weeks

Apr. 9, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The number of Kentucky residents filing for unemployment benefits stayed on a record-breaking pace last week, lifting the three-week statewide total to more than 275,000 as the coronavirus pandemic causes widespread economic damage. A total of 117,135 Kentuckians filed unemployment...

Oregon rural hospitals losing revenue, laying off workers

Apr. 9, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rural community hospitals in Oregon are seeing revenue plunge and resorting to laying off and firing employees to cope with a ban on elective surgeries while health officials battle the coronavirus outbreak. Some hospitals have seen revenue decline as much as 60% in a month, said Becky...

Stools sit on window front counters in a shuttered coffee shop due to the coronavirus pandemic in Portland, Maine, Thursday, April 9, 2020.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Maine unemployment surges; nursing home has 13 virus cases

Apr. 9, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The number of Mainers filing for unemployment is growing as businesses furlough workers during the coronavirus pandemic. There were about 30,900 unemployment claims in the week ending April 4, setting a new weekly high for the third week in a row, the Maine Department of Labor said...

Unemployment filings continue to surge in Delaware

Apr. 9, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delawareans are continuing to file unemployment claims in huge numbers amid the coronavirus outbreak that has forced businesses to close and lay off workers. The Delaware Department of Labor reported Thursday that more than 18,800 unemployment filings were made last week. That’s...

Closed stores are shown at a central plaza and shopping district amid a public health order that has closed down most retail stores and suspended dine-in restaurant service in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, March 27, 2020. New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Jen Schroer says the state's tourism industry will continue to suffer amid COVID-19 restrictions and vowed the state will do what it can to help hotels, tourist spots, and businesses recover once restrictions are lifted. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

New Mexico gets 3rd surge in a row on unemployment claims

Apr. 9, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 73,000 people in New Mexico have lost their jobs over that last three weeks as new numbers show another surge in unemployment claims for the state, according to federal data made public Thursday. The ongoing swell in applications in one of the poorest states in the U.S. was...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2020 file photo, Visitors to the Department of Labor are turned away at the door by personnel due to closures over coronavirus concerns in New York. Americans are seeking unemployment benefits at unprecedented levels due to the coronavirus, but many are finding more frustration than relief. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Record 16.8 million have sought US jobless aid since virus

Apr. 9, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a startling 6.6 million people seeking unemployment benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: More than one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks to the coronavirus outbreak. The figures collectively constitute the largest and...

Nebraska jobless claims hit record for 3rd straight week

Apr. 9, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska saw record unemployment yet again last week as the new coronavirus forced more businesses to lay off workers, according to new data release Thursday. The state received 26,788 new unemployment claims during the week that ended April 4, according to the U.S. Department of...

A sign advertising for jobs sits along the roadside outside a FedEx location in Zionsville, Ind., Thursday, April 2, 2020. More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits the week of March 23, far exceeding a record high set just last week, a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Jobless claims report Thursday could hit 7 million or higher

Apr. 9, 2020 6:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is set to report another shocking level of unemployment claims Thursday even after nearly 10 million people applied for benefits in the previous two weeks because of business shutdowns from the coronavirus. The number will likely keep increasing, in part because many...

Big Ben's clock tower and the London Eye ferris wheel stand in the distance as the area around Royal Festival Hall is very quiet in London, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Housing market chills, layoffs, companies boost virus fight

Apr. 8, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ___________________ PAYCHECKS STOP: Companies are in survival mode, which means tens of thousands of...

Union outraged after Ohio paper cuts staff, limits coverage

Apr. 8, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Owners of The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland laid off 22 more journalists and told the remaining 14 staffers they can no longer cover a large swath of the state. Those duties are being shifted instead to cleveland.com, a nonunion website owned by the same parent company, recently...