Editorial: Economic train wreck: In Maryland and elsewhere, record jobless numbers show why stimulus is needed

With an unprecedented 3.3 million Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week, including 41,882 in Maryland, an historic drop, any argument that the nation’s economy isn’t facing a perilous challenge can be dismissed. From Hawaii to Maine and from Western Maryland to Ocean City, the federal jobless numbers simply confirm what most everyone knew: the coronavirus-related layoffs, forced closings, travel restrictions and related actions have caused a massive upheaval — or perhaps more accurately, a sudden but widespread loss of productivity — that has no parallel in our lifetimes. (Balt Sun)

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