Another 1.3 Million People Filed for Unemployment Last Week
The unemployment rate was 12.7 percent for the week ending June 27.
As coronavirus cases continue to rise—including in Florida—and some states started reversing their reopening plans, another 1.3 million people filed for unemployment last week, according to the Department of Labor. The unemployment rate was 12.7 percent for the week ending June 27.
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 27 were in Michigan (18,668), Indiana (15,496), Texas (7,046), Virginia (6,662) and Kentucky (5,794), while the largest decreases were in Oklahoma (40,208), Florida (11,313), Maryland (9,926), Georgia (-8,240) and California (7,132).