Unemployment Angst Tops D.C. Residents’ Concerns

Countless D.C. residents are searching for answers as they grapple with a new reality due to the coronavirus pandemic. With a stay-at-home order forcing many businesses to close or temporarily lay off its workers, residents are filing for unemployment benefits at unprecedented rates.

According to NBC News, roughly 46,000 Washingtonians have filed for unemployment since March 14. That’s about 11 percent of the District’s workforce.

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