91,000 More People File For Unemployment In Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Roughly 91,000 more Missouri residents filed unemployment claims this past week as the economic toll from the coronavirus pandemic grew. That comes after more than 104,000 claims were filed in the previous week. The state has been overwhelmed with calls about filing for unemployment and is encouraging people to file claims online. The state’s social services agency says food banks will start handing out 25-pound food packages to people this week at mobile and drive-thru sites. Meanwhile, Gov. Mike Parson is ordering public schools to stay closed for the rest of the academic year.