CHICAGO (CBS)–Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) reported 141,160 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of April 6 in Illinois.

This is a decrease by nearly 60,000 claims since last week. This is the first time there has been a decrease since the coronavirus outbreak.

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During the same timeframe last year, there were 7,728 new claims filed. This is a nearly 1727% difference.

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Nationally, 22 million people have filed unemployment claims in the last four weeks. Last week, over 5.2 million people filed for unemployment across the U.S.

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The IDES reported 201,041 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of March 30 in Illinois.

During the week of March 23 IDES said unemployment claims totaled 178,421.