FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Tens of thousands of Hoosiers are applying for unemployment, including here in Northeast Indiana.
More than 22,000 have reportedly filed for unemployment from Monday to Wednesday of this week, compared to 3,000 for a full week one year ago.
One of those feeling the burden of less work is Anthony Griffin, a bartender and server at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse in Fort Wayne.
"One week ago, business was booming," Griffin says. "Today, it's an empty parking lot."
The service industry was hit with the states' decision to shut down bars and restaurants, but that industry wasn't the only one affected.
"The number of employees that have enacted layoffs or considering layoffs or projected layoffs have exploded," says Rick Farrant.
Farrant is the director of communications for Northeast Indiana Works, and says the manufacturing industry is the biggest for Northeast Indiana, with 85,000 jobs.
He says this will create a domino effect, but it's not all doom and gloom.
"Between the two major health care networks they had anywhere from 1300 to 1600 job openings," says Griffin. "We're not going to reach a point where we don't need to be taken care of."