3.8 million people filed for unemployment last week

By ELLA TORRES and CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) — Last week 3.8 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance, the Department of Labor said Thursday.

That’s a little less than the 4.4 million workers who had filed jobless claims for the week ending April 18. The latest claims bring the total to 30 million in six weeks.

With so many processing offices inundated with claims, some Americans have reported weeks-long lags or not receiving benefits at all.

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