and the staggering toll, of course, on American families.
Even if it's not your health, it's your job.
Millions of workers suddenly without a job in this country and this number today.
And it was historic.
Nearly 3.3 million Americans applying for unemployment benefits in just one week.
So when is the help coming here is Jonathan Karl with answers.
The Corona virus pandemic is taking a staggering toll on American jobs.
Nearly 3.3 million filing unemployment claims in one week.
When I heard the number, I mean, I heard it could be six million could be seven million.
It's 3.3 or 3.2, Uh, but it's a lot of jobs, but I think we'll come back very strong.
The sooner we get back to work, the pain is widespread.
As revealed in our new poll.
One in three Americans say they or an immediate family member have been laid off or lost their job as a result of the pandemic and Maur, half of all surveyed reported cutting pay or work hours this morning.
The Treasury secretary said the staggering number of new jobless claims will be a temporary phenomenon to be honest with you.
I just think these numbers right now are not relevant and you know what?
They're They're bigger or smaller.
And the short term Barbara Bridges was laid off from her job as a sales manager at a hotel in San Antonio.
Her biggest challenge now, how she's going to cover her $3000 a month medical expenses.
There's thousands of us in the same situation, Um, and we're just trying to stay as positive as possible, but it's It's definitely scary.
The $2 trillion recovery package is now headed for a final vote tomorrow, paving the way for payments to American families that includes $1200 payments plus $500 per child, two individuals earning less than $75,000 a year.
Those earning up to $99,000 a year will get a smaller check, and the Czechs would begin going out at the end of the first week of April.
For millions of Americans, that help can't come fast enough.
Davon Moise, a single mother of five in North Carolina, was about to take a new job when the crisis hit.
She has no savings without any way to have in common to make money.
We're just sitting here pretty much devastated and hoping that this situation that's a nightmare, what is?
And we will continue with these stories every night here, John, we know the U.
Has now surpassed China and Italy the number of diagnosed cases.
We reported that at the top tonight and the president late today, talking about getting people back to work parts of this country back open.
He's clearly eager to see these restrictions lifted, and today he was talking again about the idea of seeing the restrictions lifted in parts of the country that have not been hit hard.
We're not as hard as New York or California or Washington State by Coronas Corona virus, but of course, David, it's hard to know where this virus is going to appear next.
Some difficult days ahead.
George Stephanopoulos here.
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