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Mass. Unemployment Filings Have Hit A New Record07:48


The toll of the coronavirus in Massachusetts continues to rise. Unemployment filings have hit a new record: Nearly a quarter of a million workers filed for unemployment last week, including so-called gig workers newly eligible for the assistance.

That bring the state's unemployment total to nearly one in four workers.

For the latest update on COVID-19 in the state, WBUR's Morning Edition was joined by reporter Carey Goldberg.

This segment aired on May 1, 2020.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.


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