California sees unprecedented demand for unemployment benefits due to COVID-19


California is processing an unprecedented number of unemployment insurance claims triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak. The state is releasing new numbers every Thursday. For the week ending March 21, the Employment Development Department processed 186,809 claims, which is a 363% increase from the same week in 2019. This is also a significant increase over the prior week, during which the EDD processed 57,606 claims. Get the full story in the video above.

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