WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR) — The national unemployment rate is creeping towards 15 percent, according to staggering numbers released Friday.
This was the first monthly jobs report out since the country went into economic lockdown.
Some economists said it’s going to get worse as lawmakers scramble to respond.
The department of labor says more than 20 million jobs were lost in April, pushing the national unemployment rate to the worst levels since the Great Depression.
“We knew this was the sort of news we would be hearing today,” said Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).
Baldwin said Congress must pass another relief package.
“So I know that we will soon see an unveiling of a legislative proposal which the House would take action on,” she said.