Indiana jobless claims surged to 120,000 last week
INDIANAPOLIS (The Times) — The state reports initial unemployment insurance claims surged to 120,331 in Indiana last week.
The Times reports the new claims released Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development represent a more than 50-fold increase from from just 2,312 two weeks ago.
More than one in 20 Hoosier workers have lost their jobs since the coronavirus pandemic idled restaurants, bars, and other businesses.
Gov. Eric Holcomb has told non-essential workplaces to close and ordered Hoosiers to stay at home from March 24 through April 7 except to buy food, obtain health care or perform other essential tasks.