Cable news hosts, journalists, and politicians responded with shock and awe to the news Thursday that 30 million Americans had now claimed unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Initial jobless claims for last week coming at 3.84 million. The range was between 2 and 5 million. This now takes us pushing 30 million claims over a six week period, folks,” announced Cheryl Casone on Fox Business. “It’s stunning numbers, it really is.”
“These numbers obviously are ugly numbers, these are terrible numbers,” replied Fox host Maria Bartiromo. “But at the same time I’m wondering if we are seeing a little bit of a leveling out.”
On Twitter, economic journalists, politicians, and media commentators weighed in on the loss, describing the numbers