US Record Unemployment Claims, 6 Million : Politics Podcast More than six million people filed for unemployment last week, on top of the 3.3 million claims the week prior. Analysts project the share of Americans out of work could go as high as 15 percent this year.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, and reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.
NPR logo

Nearly Ten Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment In The Last Two Weeks

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/826180350/826203619" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Nearly Ten Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment In The Last Two Weeks

Nearly Ten Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment In The Last Two Weeks

Nearly Ten Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment In The Last Two Weeks

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/826180350/826203619" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

More than six million people filed for unemployment last week, on top of the 3.3 million claims the week prior. Analysts project the share of Americans out of work could go as high as 15 percent this year.

Connect:
Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.
Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.
Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.
Find and support your local public radio station.