These unbelievable numbers are masking a lot of the true demand.

Maria Flynn in “Millions of U.S. Workers Filed for Unemployment Benefits Last Week,” the Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2020

Published apr. 23, 2020

Workers have filed more than 26 million jobless claims since start of coronavirus-related shutdowns, but JFF CEO Maria Flynn told the Wall Street Journal that she agrees with economists who expect to see fresh surge of claims in future weeks as workers who were previously unable to file because of backlogged state systems are counted, and as states begin to accept applications from people who are newly eligible under a $2 trillion stimulus package, such as independent contractors and self-employed individuals.