26 Million Total Unemployment Claims Made In The Past Five Weeks | Morning Joe | MSNBC

26 Million Total Unemployment Claims Made In The Past Five Weeks | Morning Joe | MSNBC 1


Jobless claims continue to swell due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 4.4 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, totaling 26 million unemployment claims in the past five weeks. Aired on 04/23/2020.
» Subscribe to MSNBC:

MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.Pelosi pleased with Senate, gives Trump an 'F' for preparedness

Connect with MSNBC Online
Visit msnbc.com:
Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube
Find MSNBC on Facebook:
Follow MSNBC on Twitter:
Follow MSNBC on Instagram:

26 Million Total Unemployment Claims Made In The Past Five Weeks | Morning Joe | MSNBC

87 Comments on "26 Million Total Unemployment Claims Made In The Past Five Weeks | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. David Sherbondy | April 23, 2020 at 9:48 AM | Reply

    It’s even higher because the claim websites have been so overloaded that people can’t file.

    • @long nose is that all you got? After you run out of insults, everyone in the comments section is waiting for you to really tell me off by not stating an example of leadership from the White House

    • @rabid GOLEM typical leftie behavior of you! Only crying and whining

    • @long nose let me know how many more days of this you can get thru?
      We’re collecting money today.

    • @long nose i make more moneu rhen 65% of the people in Kentucky. We make money from your suffering. When theres blood in the streets

    • @long nose your vulgarities

  2. EMERY FAMILY | April 23, 2020 at 9:51 AM | Reply

    Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania–claim websites aren’t working, keep crashing, people waiting several weeks before claims paid THIS IS NOT WORKING

    • Right! I’m afraid.

    • Deborah Freedman | April 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM | Reply

      My younger daughter’s roommate has been trying to file an unemployment claim for over a month. She keeps trying, but so far nothing. She was a bartender in Portland. She knows she won’t get any credit for her tips, but the minimum wage here is $15/hour, and she’d like unemployment for that.

    • @Deborah Freedman how much rent for a 1 bedroom in Portland?

    • My wife filed unemployment March 17th in Ohio. Still waiting…

  3. James Champaco | April 23, 2020 at 9:53 AM | Reply

    Well–>trump can add this to his resume as well:
    “Successfully caused chaos, divided the nation and bankrupted America”…

  4. The worst public health crisis in generations and the man at the helm is Donald Trump. That’s not bad luck it’s a tragedy.

    • They said they voted for him because he was a business man and stop there, he was not a successful business man, his businesses was in crisis and the result was bankruptcy and walk away from it. Without his father’s money and Russian money launderers he would have had a very short an unsuccessful business resume. We are living through one of Trump’s bankruptcies, he does not have the mental capacity to deal with a complex crisis and his cabinet (Jerad and Ivanka) are no better and defer to him anyways. Important things like a centralized push on testing or contact tracing, critical supply distribution, etc are not going to happen because he personally is incapable of doing it. And unfortunately Federally the buck really stops with Trump because the sycophants around him are unwilling to be fired or minimalized by suggesting anything, sycophant and taking risks are oxymorons.

    • the fact that that inept madman hasn’t been removed by now is proof that our system of government is broken.

    • David Jimenez | April 23, 2020 at 12:07 PM | Reply

      Chris Jones …A tragedy and a curse.

    • Ebony_Love_R_007 | April 23, 2020 at 12:11 PM | Reply

      Karma is real sneaky. 😄

    • Turdman Jonesy | April 23, 2020 at 2:01 PM | Reply

      @myko freder Lol a liberal talking about mental capacity.

  5. Crisis and recessions always follow Republican administrations. Wake up, people!

    • gary the great | April 23, 2020 at 10:56 AM | Reply

      stock market is up what does that tell you?

    • Nicole Cordova | April 23, 2020 at 11:09 AM | Reply

      @dragoncongrelos We have proof of that the leader makes the difference in times like these! Swine Flu and OBAMA is a great example! A threat is a threat weather it is covid or bin laden the way you prepare for threats and act if needed, that makes the difference! BUSH didn’t prepared and heav the warnings! Trump didn’t prepare and heav the warnings! Both Bushes remember history! Clinton also received the mess Bush1 gave him! I want to you to watch Obama address the nation for swine flu, watch his press conferences and read a fact checked time line made because everyone hated him so much! The was Trump has acted has caused choas and panic and death! At the end of the day Republicans are just capitalist that use baby’s (prolife) to cover thier wolf face! 🙏💙

    • Nicole Cordova | April 23, 2020 at 11:16 AM | Reply

      Bush the 1st fails, seeking oil! Clinton rescues the economy! Bush the 2nd comes along seeking oil, completely destorys our economy, trying to out do dad! Obama has to come rescue America, also walking into a corrupt wallstreet and mortgage system and insurance fruad! We hand over the country to the biggest faliure TRUMP in business and TV… The very definition of a capitalist with no political backgrounds… That can’t read or talk??? Did we really expect anything positive to come of these four years??🙏💙😘

    • Turdman Jonesy | April 23, 2020 at 1:59 PM | Reply

      Yeah let’s just forget this is the Wuhan Virus and the Chinese tried to cover it up Let’s just blame trump for the chinese mistakes.

    • This is China’s fault. Wake up, people!

  6. Killroy was here | April 23, 2020 at 9:57 AM | Reply

    So, anyone ask trump if he has a pandemic response planned after this one fails? or for fall, or are we just going with his gut again?

    • Killroy was here | April 23, 2020 at 10:07 AM | Reply

      I blame senate republicans for hiring this guy, then not firing this guy when we needed to, WOW did we need to!

    • Killroy was here You’re all rooting for these shut downs so I don’t want to hear any complaining. People like you are the problem. Not trump

    • Genevieve Words | April 23, 2020 at 10:22 AM | Reply

      He has no plan. His only interest is to find another way to get Steve Mnuchin to print out another $21 Trillion and then later say its missing. Its missing alright. Right into his World Bank Account (Tax Free) Ivanka works for the World Bank part-time. 2019, She made $82 Million off the U S. Their Corruption Stinks So Bad. A Bunch of Grifters.

    • Trump should be removed from Office ASAP, by any means necessary! We can not wait till November!

    • @Genevieve Words I bet Trump wishes he could file for bankruptcy

  7. Unfortunately none of this matters. The Trump cult will support him no matter what. Even if it means their own demise.

  8. maga💩 so much winning

    • RIP USA..1776 2020

    • Trump should be removed from Office ASAP, by any means necessary! We can not wait till November!

    • Turdman Jonesy | April 23, 2020 at 1:58 PM | Reply

      @Mike Young You cant wait till November because Trump is going to murder Biden LMAO

    • Turdman Jonesy If that happens, it will be the end of the USA.Trump is solely responsible for this pandemic and collapse of the economy, due to his ignorance and inept leadership! Did you realize that South Korea had their first Covid 19 patient the exact same day as the USA? Do you realize that South Korea did not shut down their economy? Do you realize that South Korea stopped the spread of the virus with less than 300 deaths? You know why? Because they don’t have dumb people like you voting for a Reality TV Show/Conman President. A real President would have been able to get the exact same outcome as South Korea using domestic technology!

    • Turdman Jonesy Clorox and Lysol!

  9. James Cassidy | April 23, 2020 at 10:03 AM | Reply

    The economy is not going to bounce back quickly? But Trump says it’s going to be tremendous, terrific, incredibly strong? Surely he would know, right?

  10. The question is when do the people get a bail out

  11. So much winning…
    Please President trump…
    Enough with all the ”winning” already…
    LOL see, he was right, we are saying it *LMAO*

    • Turdman Jonesy | April 23, 2020 at 1:56 PM | Reply

      Death rate is lower than expected. Trump’s poll numbers raised through the pandemic so much the MSM stopped broadcasting the briefings. On top of that, people are getting their Trump Bucks and starting to go back to work. But sure, watch more MSNBC and CNN and let then tell you how bad he is.

  12. This ‘good’ news was a signal for the elite to buy stocks.

  13. Still cant file!!! I live in Illinois.

  14. After Trump Fired Dr. Rick Bright he was asked about having fired him he Stated that he didn’t know him.Trump claims that he didn; know Stormy Danels, Lev Parnas, Igor Furman, Gordon Sondland, Prince Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein, George Papadopoulos, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Matthew Whitaker, Paul Manafort, William Taylor, Marie Yovanovitch, Anthony Scaramucci, Lil Jon, Kim Darroch, Rachel Crooks, Serge F. Kovaleski, Bob Casey, Vladimir Putin, Dr. Rick Bright, and Karen McDougal. If you ask his supporters he never lies, so maybe he just has a bad memory. How long can people follow a man who just can’t stop lying to cover up his mistakes and inadequacy. Now we know why he had a problem with people talking about his small hands.

    • Many Trump lovers respond this way when I ask why Trump the stable genius fires so many of the same people HE handpicked for their jobs, praising them at the time as “the best people”: “He just wants to keep his enemies close so he can continue draining the swamp when the time is right.” Uh, if they’re “swamp rats, traitors and deep state operatives” like these people call them when they’re fired, wouldnt it be better not to hire them in the first place?

    • @j isbell
      Yeah well, Trump supporters have never been considered very intelligent.
      Actually, Trump supporters are living proof to why free abortion should be readily available and plentiful.

    • Peaceful Neecy | April 24, 2020 at 12:47 PM | Reply

      Did he really say that?

    • Peaceful Neecy | April 24, 2020 at 12:48 PM | Reply

      Wow, just wow. He has got them!

  15. American Rage | April 23, 2020 at 11:28 AM | Reply

    Just like Obama fixed Bush’s economy…
    When Biden becomes president!
    He will have to fix trump’s HORRID economy!

    • Don’t believe Donald trump on any issue.He claim to sign into order immigration laws. Be aware you may be pushed back job wise . I suggest that you go back to work and take of your self in protecting against getting infected. We are being singled out and I do believe they want us to fall back and replace us with immigrants

    • it only took 5 days in May for the conservative investors to lose confidence in trump, pull out of the stock markets, and erase 10 years of economic growth

    • @Daryl Leckt so the bubble was about to burst when along came that pesky little virus to cover their arses…bet most of all Congress, Trump and his cronies sold stock before the massive fail. There will never be an investigation into this as my guess there were more than four involved inside trading…Pelosi and McConnell included. Not a single peep about an investigation.

    • Biden can’t even complete a sentence let alone fix an economy.

    • kluklux klam | April 24, 2020 at 1:04 PM | Reply

      Biden Brain 2020

  16. Daniel Heiberg | April 23, 2020 at 12:04 PM | Reply

    I don’t know how Trump voters live with themselves.

    • Turdman Jonesy | April 23, 2020 at 1:58 PM | Reply

      Yea I’m sure it’s much easier being a TDS loon that cant get Trumps name out of his mouth

    • If those Trump’s Deluded Supporters loons were myopic and moronic enough to vote for a failed “businessman” in the first place, they’re not very likely to be able to see past his current bluster and lies to the reality of the death and economic ruin that Trump’s indecision, incompetence, and finger-pointing are directly causing.

    • Reclusiarch Grimaldus | April 27, 2020 at 7:39 PM | Reply

      I’m living a pretty great life actually. You should try it.

  17. Elaine Johnson | April 23, 2020 at 12:27 PM | Reply

    How many people lost their Healthcare when they lost their jobs???

    • ThisIsGonnaBeGoodIKnowIt | April 23, 2020 at 5:04 PM | Reply

      Elaine Johnson almost all of them because we don’t have universal healthcare. I got laid off and lost insurance. Now, unemployed, I can continue insurance for myself and my family for $2,400.- per month. Can’t afford that.

    • Comdeia Divina | April 23, 2020 at 5:07 PM | Reply

      @ThisIsGonnaBeGoodIKnowIt what??? Is it so expensive in the USA??
      In Switzerland we pay 170$-370$ per month….. Crazy!!
      Good luck.

  18. “Keep America Great!”
    But Sir, unemployment and debt has never been higher, we’ve become a joke on international level, thousands of people have died, half of your “best people” are in prison, you’ve been impeached and involved in hundreds of corruption scandals, etc, etc.
    Quick! Let’s change the slogan. “THIS TIME WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

  19. Johnny Stewart | April 23, 2020 at 1:34 PM | Reply

    ….And yet, the stock markets continue to grow. “This should open the eyes of many people”

  20. I wish Obama was still in charge during THIS catastrophe.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.