BOSTON (CBS) — Restaurants have suffered some of the biggest losses since the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many workers like Darnae Ricci filing for unemployment for the first time.


“Not being able to go to work or even having to file for unemployment, I think, is difficult for most people,” she said.

Ricci said she’s always had a job. Last November, she joined the staff at Dryft, a new Revere Beach restaurant, as a server. She never thought that less than six months later, she’d be filing for unemployment.

“It was confusing because Dryft is so new, so they couldn’t find it in the system yet,” she said.

Ricci said it only took a few weeks for her to get her benefits. But with the number of unemployment claims, experts say others may experience longer waits.


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