WASHINGTON — White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett predicted Sunday the unemployment rate could rise above 20% and the worst job losses would come in “May or June” because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

When asked what the “bottom” of the country’s unemployment pain would be, Hassett, who advises the Trump administration on economic policy and is the former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, told CBS’s “Face the Nation,” “to get unemployment rates like the ones that we’re about to see…which I think will climb up towards 20% by next month, you have to really go back to the Great Depression to see that.”

“I’m looking for rates north of 20, sadly,” he added when asked about the “low point” in the unemployment rate. 

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