The San Francisco area was the first region in the country to install a “shelter-in-place” order, on March 16.
by Jesse Pound
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that the state has seen 1 million unemployment claims in less than two weeks as the coronavirus pandemic has led to businesses being shut down across the state.
“We just passed the 1 million mark, in terms of the number of claims, just since March 13,” Newsom said.
Newsom’s announcement comes one day before a key national data release on new jobless claims for the United States, which some have projected to be in the multimillions. The initial claims data has never before surpassed 1 million, and it was 285,000 last week.