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Unemployment Claims Surge in KY Due to Virus
By The Associated Press
FRANKFORT - The number of Kentucky residents filing for unemployment benefits has surged as businesses close or scale back amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The U.S. Labor Department said Thursday that nearly 49,000 Kentucky residents applied for unemployment assistance last week.

In the prior week, about 2,800 claims were filed.

Meanwhile, Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday reported the largest single-day increase in statewide coronavirus cases.

He says Kentucky’s total cases approached 250, an increase of 50 cases from the previous day.

Published 11:56 AM, Thursday Mar. 26, 2020
Updated 07:02 PM, Thursday Mar. 26, 2020

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