Nobody in the mainstream media, perhaps, imagined it would get this bad so fast, but plenty of people outside the mainstream were warning of impending disaster from the coronavirus lockdowns. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
In the last week 2.123 million more Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the first time (versus the 2.10mm expected).
That brings the ten-week total to 40.767 million, dramatically more than at any period in American history
But continuing claims declined last week as it appears some of the reopenings are seeing people come off the dole…
And as we noted previously, what is most disturbing is that in the last ten weeks, almost twice as many Americans have filed for unemployment than jobs gained during the last decade since the end of the Great Recession… (22.13 million gained in a decade, 40.767 million lost in 10 weeks)