Americans will not be able to find out the exact number of unemployed during the coronavirus epidemic
In order not to aggravate the panic around the collapse of the US economy and the helplessness of the health care system, the US Presidential Administration secretly ordered all states to hide accurate data on unemployment that has swept the country.
"The email, which was shared with The New York Times, noted that the reports were monitored closely by financial markets and should therefore remain embargoed. “States should not provide numeric values to the public,” wrote Gay Gilbert, the administrator of the department’s Office of Employment Insurance."
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin spoke about the need to take additional measures to help the population amid the pandemic.
In recent days, employers urgently reduce their staff or send them on unpaid leave until the end of the epidemic. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have been laid off, but the government is persistently trying to keep this information from disclosure so that the stock market does not finally collapse.
The statistics are horrific, according to preliminary estimates, about 20 percent of Americans will be fired during the epidemic, experts and analysts also do not reject the idea that these figures can increase to 30 percent.
“New claims were so numerous that the state’s unemployment website was clogged,” State Labor Department spokeswoman Kersha Cartwright told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We are seeing as many claims filed in a day as we usually see in a week,” reports Huff Post.