Another 2.4M Americans File Jobless Claims Amid Pandemic Fallout | Morning Joe | MSNBC

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As Morning Joe’s Willie Geist notes, Thursdays at 8:30amET are now a “dreaded time of the week” with recent weekly jobless claims totaling roughly 2.4 million and bringing a nine-week total to near 39 million. Aired on 05/21/2020.
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Another 2.4M Americans File Jobless Claims Amid Pandemic Fallout | Morning Joe | MSNBC

61 Comments on "Another 2.4M Americans File Jobless Claims Amid Pandemic Fallout | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. “We’re going to win so much you’re going to be sick and tired of winning.” – Donald Trump

  2. David Mathias | May 21, 2020 at 9:32 AM | Reply

    The priorities of this country have been dangerously skewed since WWII. People first. Turn the Industrial Military Complex into green energy, agriculture, housing, etc. Feeding, housing and providing healthcare for the poor is not communism. When we raise up those who have less than us, we raise everyone up. There is too much greed in this God forsaken country and it’s destroying everyone.

    • B1 Don't Run | May 21, 2020 at 9:24 PM | Reply

      @Charles Styron

    • B1 Don't Run | May 21, 2020 at 9:26 PM | Reply

      @D B

    • B1 Don't Run | May 21, 2020 at 9:26 PM | Reply


    • Charles Styron | May 21, 2020 at 10:18 PM | Reply

      @B1 Don’t Run I wish I could post the link with Obama talking about this Virus 6 months before he left office. I know it was a hit on America by the Gates Foundation and others

    • Charles Styron | May 21, 2020 at 10:46 PM | Reply

      @D B I shot my TV 3 years ago. #8 bird shot. 5 rounds.
      You watch main stream media you will be the first arrested. Knock knock. FBI

  3. Just say nice things about the orange-utan, and it will all go away.., it will magicaly disapear.
    Tell the truth end you will be on your own.
    Sad but true…

  4. Laura Lafauve | May 21, 2020 at 9:41 AM | Reply

    #MEDICARE and UBI for Americans
    Now we know “trillions” are available
    Reroute American tax money to AMERICANS

    • @UBU NOW – Thank you! For knowing we are a Representative Democracy. It’s rare that anyone knows what that is.
      The House of Representatives is structurally sound, the Senate is NOT…and I mean, so much so…it is ANTI-democratic.
      Taxation without proper representation is theft. We are a failing democracy because of 1) the electoral college, 2) plurality voting, 3) the Senate.

    • Laura Lafauve | May 21, 2020 at 12:07 PM | Reply

      @Bat Boy thank you! You comment is both realistic and hopeful.
      I have decided to keep advocating on YouTube for M4A until we get it. ( I know, a very small effort but what I can do.) But it really helps keep me going when I read comments like you have made here.
      Thanks. 💛

    • Laura Lafauve | May 21, 2020 at 12:17 PM | Reply

      @Shawn Corbin no, I don’t believe in communism. I just want every American citizen to be able to see a doctor regularly.

    • @Laura Lafauve – Thank you! And have a great day! 😃

    • With a n95 mask!

  5. Al Einstein | May 21, 2020 at 9:41 AM | Reply

    The economy belongs to the president

  6. twiter should slam trumps acct down threats and lies cant help make things better

  7. sean ausome | May 21, 2020 at 9:44 AM | Reply

    Corrupt politicians will force millions Into poverty thru their failed policies for personal gains. Never waste a crisis according to corrupt politicians in Washington.

    • Corrupt gop politics and president has already forced almost 100,000 into the grave with more and more on the way under trump and gop , lives / money

    • Laura Lafauve | May 21, 2020 at 12:20 PM | Reply

      @bill you’re right. The 68,000 lives lost every year because of lack of health coverage, along with the current total of CV19 deaths would over.

    • Some Person | May 21, 2020 at 2:20 PM | Reply

      Think of it this way. Every recession consolidates power for the elite, who give themselves bailouts, but won’t bailout citizens. Also every single Republican President crashed the markets since Hoover crashed the economy in 1929, while Obama and Clinton both had the two longest bull markets in out history. This is the main reason I lean left(but am not registered as a dem), as republicans history on economics stacks the deck against workers. Are the dems perfect? No one is, but I will always prefer steady growth over sugar highs and crashes…

    • Laura Lafauve | May 21, 2020 at 2:25 PM | Reply

      @Some Person I don’t understand why that seems available invisible to people?
      You can see when people are doing better over all. Or I can.

  8. paul smegal | May 21, 2020 at 9:44 AM | Reply

    Historical Moments , We are The Witness..

    • Wow. This is an “I was there” no one wants to remember…

    • Gregor Kropotkin | May 21, 2020 at 1:08 PM | Reply

      It used to be entertaining because I thought that he would be stopped-Americans are just NOT that dumb-before he did too much damage but now it is deeply troubling, nobody, it seems can get him out or contain his imbecility and pure, unadulterated self-centredness.
      I feel for you America and the dreadful cost that you are all having to pay.
      Mitch McConnell deserves a bullet for what he has helped to weld into place.

    • Nicholas A. | May 21, 2020 at 9:58 PM | Reply

      I feel the 6th party system is done. I feel once we are outta this. I feel it will be another 1896 (election). Then it will be time to do the GND

  9. Steve Logue | May 21, 2020 at 9:45 AM | Reply

    39 mil wow, that’s bigger then the population of Canada,

  10. Carvella Khan | May 21, 2020 at 9:59 AM | Reply

    Been approved for benefits to be released March 22nd…still no monies…i no longer have nothing 2 lose… coming 4 trump!

    • I am sorry that you have not been paid yet. I applied at the beginning of April and only got paid once in May 1st for the first two weeks of April. Since then no new deposits. I blame this on Trump and his admin for not taking this seriously early on.

  11. Its a tremendous unemployment. An unemployment the world has never seen before.

  12. Many people who avoid dying will have to deal with hospital bills that will bankrupt them….Think about that!

    • Ohhhh yes. That is coming too Medical Bankruptcies due to all these Hospital Bills. This Sheeit is just beginning.

      Like Joe Scarborough says, “We are only in the 2nd inning here of a 9 inning baseball game”

      Put your seatbelts on America; this is going to continually get worst. I pray for US. All lives lost and people who have lost jobs. Bless and Keep you all🙏🙏🙏🙏💖💙💚💛💛

  13. This time it is the Pope.
    He did not pray hard enough.

  14. The Bastard Gift | May 21, 2020 at 10:07 AM | Reply

    These kind of numbers speak, scream, of an oncoming depression.

    • Job loss. Stock still rise. Dosent any of this stink to you.?

    • Some Person | May 21, 2020 at 1:59 PM | Reply

      @Jane B it’s called Corporate Stock Buybacks. They were banned by FDR after the Great Depression because they artificially inflate stock prices. Basically businesses buy their own stock, which limits supply, so the prices go up. It creates bubbles because there is nothing to actually hold up the value, like investment or innovation to encourage stock price growth. So FDR made it an illegal practice after the Great Depression and Reagan legalized them 50 years later, and ever since we have bigger and bigger financial collapses because American businesses would rather buy back their stocks than invest in innovation. In 2018 and 2019 Corporate Stock Buybacks hit record levels after Trumps 2017 Tax Scam, now 2020 is looking like another record year thanks to giving big businesses bailouts they didn’t really need. We really need to make them illegal again. Also $860 billion was spent to avoid a recession between September and February last year, and in February the US Bond Market flashed recession signals in the form of an Inverted Yield Curve(3 year bonds worth more than 10 year bonds, which shouldn’t happen).

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  15. Trump:” it’s a hoax, it will magically go away ” his bull-headed stupidity is endless

  16. The senate republicans are torturing Americans in need of a stimulus, unemployment doesn’t pick up the phone!
    Trump is off his rocker.

  17. Patrick Left | May 21, 2020 at 10:20 AM | Reply

    I’m a Canadian, let’s put this in perspective. 39 million people unemployed. The population of Canada is about 35 million. 
    I just imagined our entire country with no one having a job. Very frightening.

  18. Carol Sitzberger | May 21, 2020 at 10:30 AM | Reply

    40million+ out of work
    The published #’s are always short of the real #’s

  19. Carol Sitzberger | May 21, 2020 at 10:36 AM | Reply

    The US is approaching 100,000 Covid deaths, over 1.5 mil infected
    Mr T said he is proud of these numbers
    He said he wouldn’t do anything differently

  20. That is a numbing number. How can this not cause a depression.

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