More than 30 million sought aid in the previous six weeks after the coronavirus forced employers across the country to close.
"The only numbers that even approach this, with any history that we have, would be the Great Depression, and even that number is a little nebulous," said Dennis Winters, chief economist with DWD.
The American jobs machine came to a sudden halt in March as a result of the coronavirus, ending a 113-month hiring streak.
TRUMP, at a rally in Ahmedabad: “Our economy is booming like never before. ... We have the greatest economy ever in the history of the United States.”
TRUMP: “In Wisconsin, the unemployment rate has reached its lowest level in history.” — Milwaukee rally Tuesday.
Wisconsin's unemployment rate remained unchanged last month at 3.3%, while seasonally adjusted employment data continues to project a decline in Wisconsin factory jobs.
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