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Thousands More File for Unemployment in Missouri

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(Farmington) Missouri reports the number of unemployment claims this week is 55-thousand.

Since the coronavirus outbreak began in mid-March, more than 453-thousand people have lost their jobs and have filed claims, seeking jobless aid.

The Missouri Labor Department says since March 15th, Missouri has paid out more than 500-million dollars in state and federal unemployment benefits.

Only about 76-percent of Missourians who have filed for unemployment have been sent a payment.

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