While Californians are under stay home orders and businesses are closed, about 1.6 million people have filed for unemployment, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced at a press conference today.
More than 150,000 people filed for unemployment on Monday alone, the governor said.
“We’re going to have to do more to meet this moment for employees and employers,” Newsom said.
Newsom promised more to come on how his administration is planning to help small businesses, noting “the small businesses are in our heart and mind.”