Another 4.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, bringing the five-week total number of U.S. citizens filing for first-time jobless benefits to a staggering 26.5 million.
- Four weeks ago a then-record 3.3 million jobless claims were reported
- Three weeks ago an additional 6.9 million filed for unemployment
- Two weeks ago another 6.6 million claims were reported
- Last week added another 5.25 million
- Today's report adds 4.4 million
? The 26.5 million Americans who have filed for unemployment in the past five weeks represent a stunning 16% of the U.S. workforce.