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U.S. weekly jobless claims hit record once again

2 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits last week shot to a record high for a second week in a row - topping 6 million - as more jurisdictions enforced stay-at-home measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic, which economists say has pushed the economy into recession.
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6.6M applied for unemployment in US this week, doubling record high set 1 week earlier

2 monthes ago   |   By ABC

More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment this past week, doubling the record set the previous week.
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6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, a record high as coronavirus takes its toll

6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, a record high as coronavirus takes its toll

2 monthes ago   |   By WLKY

Millions more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, as businesses continue to lay off and furlough workers amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Coronavirus By The Numbers: Over 6 Million People Filed For Unemployment Last Week, Americans Buy Guns In Record Numbers

2 monthes ago   |   By Forbes

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A Record 6.6 Million Seek U.S. Jobless Aid as Layoffs Mount

2 monthes ago   |   By Time

More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, far exceeding a record high set just last week, a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus.
The job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses close across the world.
The figure for last week is much higher than the previous record of 3.3 million reported for the previous week. The surging layoffs have led many economists to envision as many as 20 million lost jobs by the end of...
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US jobless claims surge to record 6.6 MILLION amid coronavirus lockdown

US jobless claims surge to record 6.6 MILLION amid coronavirus lockdown

2 monthes ago   |   By RT

Over 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the week ending March 28. The number of claims has grown by over 3.3 million since the previous week.
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