To put this in perspective, 3.169 million people is more than the entire workforce of Wisconsin. Imagine if every single worker in Wisconsin was laid off in a single week. There’s nobody to stock the grocery stores. There is nobody to repair the power grid. There’s nobody to process that insurance claim. There’s nobody to repair that car. 3.169 people just sent home to collect a government check that’s being paid for by our grandchildren. That is the economic damage that these government lockdowns are forcing on us.
Another 3.169 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the week ending May 2, exceeding economists expectations for 3 million initial jobless claims. The prior week’s figure was revised higher to 3.846 million from the previously reported 3.839 million. So far over the past seven weeks, more than 33 million Americans have filed unemployment insurance claims.