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Over 100K people have applied for unemployment since March 15

Posted: 5:04 PM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-24 18:05:53-04
Unemployment drops to lowest level since 1973

WISCONSIN — Since March 15, more than 100,000 people in Wisconsin have applied for unemployment.

On Monday, over 21,000 people applied for unemployment alone. The numbers from last week and this week exceeds 100,000.

All this, coming from the Department of Workforce Development. Monday's 21,000 is the highest daily rate we have seen throughout this whole pandemic, and the numbers are expected to rise even more.

On Tuesday, Governor Tony Evers officially announced the Safer at Home order which goes into effect Wednesday. With this order, many businesses are closing and workers are being forced to stay home.

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Coronavirus in Wisconsin

Confirmed cases: 1,288 (as of Monday evening)

Deaths: 23

Negative tests: 15,856

More information: COVID-19 on the Wisconsin DHS website

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