by Devansh Malik More than 16 million Americans lost their job in the last three weeks due to the rise of the COVID-19. The growth of the spreading virus has caused millions of Americans filing for unemployment claims due to the COVID-19. The number of claims ranges from three to six million a week.
According to the US Department of Labor, more than 6,640,000 Americans filed for unemployment claims between March 28 and April 4. The United States of America has reached a new level of job unemployment since the Great Recession. It had taken the Great Recession 42 weeks to reach 16 million jobs lost. This year, it has taken only three weeks.
Losing a job is a very stressful thing for people to go through. Jobs are a way people make a living, earn money, and support themselves or their families.
As many companies and hospitals are not financially stable during this pandemic, people will have to be unemployed. A San Jose nurse named Maureen Zeman is a 29 year-old nurse at the San Jose hospital who was working until she and a bunch of other nurses were laid off during this pandemic. Zeman states, “They said it wasn’t financially stable to keep the unit open, and so they’re closing.” It is not only doctors and nurses who are losing their jobs in America but all over the world.
As this time is very stressful and job loss is affecting millions of people, it is something that the number of people losing their jobs is only growing bigger which is possible to affect millions of people more to come.