New statistics from the Department of Labor reveal what would occur if more states were to reissue lockdowns due to the surge in coronavirus cases.
Unemployment claims skyrocketed to 742,000 last week, an indication that renewed state restrictions are forcing layoffs.
The week before, 711,000 people filed for new unemployment benefits, making this a noticeable jump just before Thanksgiving.
Congress has yet to agree on a new stimulus package, despite some federal unemployment benefits programs expiring at the end of the year.
This spike in unemployment claims right before the holidays is tragic and reflective of the reluctance of state governments to fully reopen their economies safely.
But progressive politicians would rather hold off on people going back to work