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$1.475 billion

The amount that Amtrak has told Congress it would need to be bailed out if it was going to avoid severe cuts to services and routes. The railway company expects passenger demand to halve, dropping down to 16 million by the 2021 budget year.

May 26, 2020
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28.2%

The April unemployment rate in Nevada, the highest of any state in the country. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that while 43 states had record-breaking unemployment numbers last month, every state experienced increases in unemployment.

May 22, 2020
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25%

The proportion of Americans who have little to no interest in getting a coronavirus vaccine, according to a Reuters poll. Of those that took the survey, 36 percent said that they would be less willing to receive a vaccine if President Trump said it was safe. Forty percent reported that they believed the vaccine would be riskier than the disease itself.

May 21, 2020
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50

The number of states that are either entirely or partially open for the first time in nearly two months.

May 20, 2020
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0

The number of coronavirus deaths that occurred in California’s San Francisco Bay Area during May 17 and May 18. Before May 17, the last day that had no coronavirus-related deaths in the area was March 21.

May 19, 2020
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30,691

The number of unemployment claims that the Indiana Department of Workforce Development had to process last week, a significant decrease from previous weeks. During the final week of March, the department received 139,174 claims.

May 18, 2020
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2023

The year by which General Motors plans to power its Spring Hill, Tenn., manufacturing plant with electric power. The car manufacturer hopes to have U.S. GM-owned sites be 100 percent electric-powered by 2030.

May 16, 2020
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$10 billion

The amount that U.S. airlines are collectively wasting each month as Americans have stopped nearly all air travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.

May 15, 2020
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3,800

The number of daily travelers through Seattle Tacoma International Airport in March. Before the coronavirus pandemic, there were about 55,000 daily travelers through the Washington airport.

May 14, 2020
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$1 Trillion

The amount of aid that five state governors are requesting from Congress to help state and local governments manage the economic damage from the coronavirus.

May 13, 2020
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62,000

The estimated number of additional people that visited Georgia the week after the state’s shelter-in-place orders were lifted on April 24. Ninety-two percent of those drivers came from four neighboring states: Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina and Florida.

May 12, 2020
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