Kansas unemployment claims up 1,700% over 2019

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Claims for unemployment benefits in Kansas have shot up more than 1,700% from 2019, with the hospitality industry taking the biggest hit as the state fights the spread of the coronavirus.

Unemployment claims rocketed to 23,925 for the week ending March 21, an increase of 1,751% from the same time period a year earlier, according to a Department of Labor report.

The report shows that restaurants, bars and hotels are suffering the most from the economic fallout from the coronavirus as . . .

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