More than half a million people filed for unemployment in Wisconsin since the start of the pandemic

Posted at 10:02 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 11:09:01-04

WISCONSIN — More than half a million people have filed for unemployment in Wisconsin, according to the Department of Workforce Development.

The DWD said that approximately 502,004 people have filed since March 15.

The number is nearly 15 times higher than the amount of people who filed for unemployment during the same period last year.

Since the start of the pandemic, 133 Wisconsin businesses have filed for mass layoffs since March 1, affecting nearly 20,000 workers.

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