New US unemployment claims reached 1.9m last week despite rate of increase slowing

  • ‘The figures are so high that it’s hard to grasp the reality’
  • New filings down for ninth consecutive week

Another 1.9 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as the total number of claims passed 42 million since the coronavirus pandemic hit the US.

Related: Jobless America: the coronavirus unemployment crisis in figures

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‘The figures are so high that it’s hard to grasp the reality’New filings down for ninth consecutive weekAnother 1.9 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as the total number of claims passed 42 million since the coronavirus pandemic hit the US. Related: Jobless America: the coronavirus unemployment crisis in figures Continue reading…

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