The economic toll on Wisconsin workers can be expressed by the fact that a number equal to about seven percent of all Wisconsin citizens between the ages of 18 and 65 applied for unemployment.
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development says that 250,950 people placed an application during the month of March. 238,802 of those filings happened between March 16 and 31.
The monthly total is nearly 10 times that of March 2019, when there were 25,335 filings.
The number of filings topped 10,000 every day between March 16 and 31 except for the two Saturdays that came during that part of the calendar.
The biggest day came on Monday, March 30: 24,664 filings. 21,250 filings happened on March 23.