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Massachusetts Unemployment Numbers Rocket to 470,000

Gov. Charlie Baker at Thursday's daily COVID-19 briefing said an astonishing 470,000 unemployment claims had been filed in the past three weeks with 140,000 in the last week alone.

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Barrett Says State's Unemployment System Still 'Completely Overwhelmed'

Barrett said that last week that Massachusetts received 19,000 calls from residents making unemployment claims, and the system received another 33,000 calls the next day.

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