The coronavirus has significantly impacted the United States economy over the past few months.
Unemployment numbers have risen to its highest level since the great depression in the 1900s.
The state of Kentucky has seen a significant impact over the past three months with unemployment claims.
According to data analysts, Kentucky now has the 8th biggest Increase in unemployment claims due to COVID-19.
According to Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet data for the month of April our unemployment insurance claims were around 15.4% compared to the 14.7% national average.
According to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, the preliminary April 2020 jobless rate was up 10.2 percentage points from March 2020 and up 11.1 percentage points from the 4.3 percent recorded for the state in April 2019.