NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The coronavirus pandemic has caused a historic number of unemployment filings.

News 8 spoke with senior lecturer of economics and business at the Univerity of New Haven, Brian Marks J.D., Ph.D. about unemployment and what to expect when filing.

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He answered the following questions:

  • Can you talk about the magnitude of what the state Department of Labor is dealing with right now?
  • What is the percent of regular pay if someone files? How much can they expect to get?
  • Do you have to prove your dismissal was coronavirus-related?

Watch the video above for more information.