True Number of Americans Run Out of Work by Virus Maoists Could Be 10 Million Higher at 36 Million

Millions lost work but were locked out of unemployment system or did not apply a survey finds

Millions of Americans who have been thrown out of work during the coronavirus pandemic have been unable to register for unemployment benefits since the U.S. economy entered a free fall, according to a poll released on Tuesday.

The left-leaning Economic Policy Institute found in an online poll that for every 10 people who have successfully filed unemployment claims, three or four people have been unable to register and another two people have not tried to apply at a time of acute economic crisis.

Official U.S. statistics show that 26.5 million people have applied for unemployment benefits since mid-March, wiping out all of the jobs gained during the longest employment boom in U.S. history.

EPI’s survey indicates that an additional 8.9 million to 13.9 million people have been shut out of the system, said Ben Zipperer, the study’s lead author.

“This study validates the anecdotes and news reports we’re seeing about people having trouble filing for benefits they need and deserve,” Zipperer said.

Idled workers say they have encountered downed websites and clogged phone lines, as the state governments that administer the program have been overwhelmed by applicants.

“It’s a shame how you work for so many years and then when you need it, you can’t get it,” said Jim Hewes, 48, who said he was unable to file a claim online for more than two weeks after he was furloughed from his job at an Orlando, Florida, second-hand store in March.

Hewes said he mailed off a paper application on April 9 but had not heard back from the state.

“It’s almost set up to fail. It was made complicated so people would get discouraged and give up,” he said.

EPI surveyed 24,607 U.S. adult internet users using Google Surveys between April 13 and April 24. The poll has a confidence interval, an indicator of accuracy, of plus or minus 1%.

Some 9.4% of poll respondents said they had successfully applied for unemployment benefits, while 3.4% said they tried but could not get through.

A further 1.9% said they did not apply because the process was too difficult.

Source: Reuters

12 Comments
  1. cechas vodobenikov says

    as Gordon Duff observes, if unemployment was measured today as it was in 1933 in the US, the rate would be greater today…the US required a decade to recover from the great contraction….the empire will collapse in less than 10 years, if Galtung is correct. while the mean bitter amerikans (David Riesman) may be self uglified, I cannot wish them more pain—-they will either learn to lower their expectations , kill each other or suicide

  2. Rowdy-Yates says

    Official U.S. statistics show that 26.5 million people have applied for unemployment benefits since mid-March, wiping out all of the jobs gained during the longest employment boom in U.S. history. EPI’s survey indicates that an additional 8.9 million to 13.9 million people have been shut out of the system, said Ben Zipperer, the study’s lead author.

    And these same dolts will continue to bleat MAGA MAGA like idiot sheep

    https://media.giphy.com/media/ZL0LTWaCBuZsA/giphy.gif

    1. cechas vodobenikov says

      “the wolf cares not how many the sheep there may be”. Virgil

      1. Rowdy-Yates says

        No the Tribe does not care how many as long as it is many.

    2. Undecider says

      That’s pretty condescending. You mean no Libtards among those seeking work?

      1. Rowdy-Yates says

        They do not praise the Man in the White house who helped the elite shut down America.

  3. James Willy says

    At least the virus has some good things associated with it. These yankees deserve to starve to death and worse for all the atrocities they so arrogantly commit planet wide. Let’s hope for a 12 mag EQ along Madrid fault and a nice big quake along Cascadia. This country deserves to be destroyed. TODAY.

  4. Charles Homer says

    Here is an interesting look at how high out-of-pocket expenses are for those diagnosed with COVID-19 requiring hospitalization:

    https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2020/04/covid-19-out-of-pocket-expenses-for.html

    This analysis suggests that hospitalization as a result of a COVID-19 infection could result in severe financial difficulty for a very significant portion of American households, particularly since many of these households likely find themselves without their regular income thanks to the shuttering of the United States economy.

    1. James Willy says

      LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

  5. Jozo Magoc says

    They had compassion like the Brits, only for their dogs and horses! Nowadays, I love my dog and horses!!!

  6. Genghis Gobi says

    Americans unemployed and facing destitution? How very tragic. Our hearts would bleed for them if we still had blood.

    – Signed, the tens, possibly hundreds, of millions of victims of American wars, sanctions, and regime changes.

    1. James Willy says

      Yes Indeed. May ALL yankees suffer and suffer. It is soooooo nice to read about these maggots. DIE yANKEE PIGS.

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