According to Yahoo News, the U.S. has filled more than 20 million jobs since the Great Recession of 2008.
The Labor Department has reported that another 5.2 million people filed for unemployment last week bring the total to 22 million over the past four weeks.
Because almost every state has ordered “non-essential” (government defines essential / non-essential) businesses to remain closed due to COVID-19, it’s no surprise to see this type of unemployment.
While everyone agrees we should take common measures to prevent the spread of the China Virus to save lives, when will people say “enough is enough” with the martial-law style lockdown measures?
The economic damage and fallout from unemployment is already beginning, but will become more widespread if the shutdown continues.
Food banks are overwhelmed with lines of people who are hungry, suicide hotlines are experiencing a large uptick in calls and many companies are already filing for bankruptcy.