2.4 million more people filed for unemployment
May 21, 2020

2.4 million more people filed for unemployment

It's now 39 million people that have filed first-time unemployment claims since the lockdowns started. Mortgage loan delinquencies skyrocket. Marketplace's podcast "The Uncertain Hour" has a new episode out about the wealth and poverty history of quarantines.

Segments From this episode

As unemployment skyrockets, so do mortgage loan delinquencies

May 21, 2020
April saw the biggest one-month jump in U.S. home loan delinquencies ever.
More than 3.8 million mortgage holders, 7.3% of all home loans, have already entered into forbearance plans as of April 30.
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Music from the episode

Same Old Lie Jim James

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer