CLOSE When you get your stimulus check and how much you get depend on several factors. USA TODAYMid-March marked a turning point in the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. President Donald Trump officially declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020. Two days later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Americans to avoid gatherings of 50 people. Over the next three weeks, restrictions tightened, the numbers of infections and deaths from the disease soared, and more than 15 million Americans lost their jobs. In the lead up to the historic surge in jobless claims, the United States appeared to be in a period of historic prosperity. As recently as February, the unemployment rate stood at a multi-decade low of 3.5%. Now, according to estimates released by Economic Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, the unemployment rate may hit nearly 16% by July – higher than at any point since the Great Depression.AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideWhen are stimulus checks coming?: Money set to roll out to Americans next weekCoronavirus money Q&A: Am I eligible for unemployment if I quit over COVID-19 fears?As unemployment claims spike with each passing week, 24/7 Wall St. compiled a state-by-state review of jobless claims. Nearly


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