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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:50 PM

So basically, 1% of the population filed for UI last week....

Not 1% of the workforce, that number would be higher, 1% of the population.

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Reply So basically, 1% of the population filed for UI last week.... (Original post)
Wounded Bear Mar 26 OP
Shell_Seas Mar 26 #1
rzemanfl Mar 26 #2
Wounded Bear Mar 26 #4
uponit7771 Mar 26 #3
Wounded Bear Mar 26 #5
uponit7771 Mar 26 #6
customerserviceguy Mar 26 #7

Response to Wounded Bear (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:54 PM

1. Well, when you put it like that....

Holy shit!

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Response to Wounded Bear (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:01 PM

2. I have been trying to help my wife file her claim. Good luck with that.

Impossible to get through on the phone in Florida and their on line application is a user unfriendly monstrosity.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:04 PM

4. Getting reports like that from a lot of states...

hang in there.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:02 PM

3. Next week we should be just as high because the numbers are not going to stop

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:06 PM

5. Well, it can't go on like that for too long...

not as weekly numbers, that is. But the next couple of weeks will probably be nearly as bad.

Hopefully, the relief bill kicks in and people can retain their jobs and small businesses can maintain payroll over the next few weeks.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:09 PM

6. I went to McD's today, the line was empty ... it was top of 6 and that's unheard of for this area

... even on a Sunday morning.

Anecdotal I know, its just there's no reason for companies to hold on to employees they can't pay until the end of April when the checks will start to flow out fully.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:51 PM

7. And think about all the folks

who couldn't get through their state's websites, phone lines, etc., plus the ones who wanted to avoid waiting in a tight line to get in the doors of their local unemployment office, being willing to sacrifice a week's worth of benefits for a better chance of not bringing C-19 home to the family.

My prediction is that next week's figures will be at least as bad. Especially considering that there may be more lockdowns over the next week.

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