• U.S. jobless claims exceed six million for second straight week

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits in the last three weeks has blown past 15 million, with weekly new claims topping 6 million for the second straight time last week amid tough measures to control the novel coronavirus outbreak that have abruptly ground the country to halt.
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  • Another 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    Another 6.6 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week, according to the US Department of Labor, as American workers continue to suffer from devastating job losses, furloughs and reduced hours during the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • More than 16 million people have lost their jobs in the last three weeks

    1 month ago - By Fast Company

    The U.S. labor market saw stunning job losses for the third week in a row as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on companies large and small.
    The U.S. labor market saw stunning job losses for the third week in a row as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on companies large and small.
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  • Latest Unemployment Numbers Show Millions More Out Of Work

    1 month ago - By NPR

    Unemployment claims show another dramatic rise. Some 10 million Americans had already filed for unemploymen in the two weeks prior to this one.
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  • 7 nonprofits you can donate to right now that are helping Americans struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic

    7 nonprofits you can donate to right now that are helping Americans struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    The economic fallout from the novel coronavirus in the US is devastating - some 16.8 million people lost their jobs in a matter of three weeks.
    Thankfully, many organizations are supporting laid off workers in the service industry, local food banks, veterans, or the elderly who are being told to stay indoors.
    Feeding America has reported a dramatic increase in demand at local food banks.
    You can donate to one of these seven nonprofits expanding their efforts in the wake of the pandemic, such as Feeding America , Meals on Wheels , or the Restaurant Employee Fund .
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  • Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decrease to 6,606,000

    Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decrease to 6,606,000

    1 month ago - By Calculated Risk

    The DOL reported :
    In the week ending April 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 6,606,000, a decrease of 261,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 219,000 from 6,648,000 to 6,867,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,265,500, an increase of 1,598,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 54,750 from 2,612,000 to 2,666,750.
    emphasis added The previous week was revised up.
    The following graph shows the 4-week moving average of weekly claims since 1971.
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  • 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, bringing the pandemic total to over 17 million

    1 month ago - By Washington Post

    Economist say the U.S. unemployment rate is now 12 or 13 percent, the worst since the Great Depression.
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  • How event planners can avoid coronavirus conflicts this fall

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    By now, everyone has a COVID cancelation story. The South by Southwest festival, which last year brought more than 400,000 people to Austin and generated $355 million in revenue, was canceled a week before it was set to begin. Finals for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which hundreds of students compete in each year, was suspended. The Eurovision Song Contest was canceled for the first time since it began in 1956 .
    And this fall, everyone will have a COVID conflict story. That's because there are countless events being rescheduled for the fall: the Kentucky Derby, Boston Marathon...
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  • Unemployment Ranks Up by 6.6 Million as Coronavirus Hits Jobs

    1 month ago - By NY Times

    Jobless claims now exceed 16 million as shutdowns from the coronavirus pandemic widen and problems with getting benefits persist.
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  • What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

    1 month ago - By Chron

    With a startling 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: Roughly one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks.
    Meanwhile, a spike in deaths in Britain and New York and surges of reported new infections in Japan and India's congested cities make it clear that the struggle is far from over.
    And world leaders and health officials are fervently warning as Easter approaches that the hard-won gains in the fight against the coronavirus must not be jeopardized by relaxing social distancing.
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  • Another 6.6 million filed for unemployment last week

    1 month ago - By Inman

    More than 15 million Americans have filed for unemployment insurance since states began issuing stay-at-home orders.
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  • U.S. weekly jobless claims top 6 million for second straight week

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits in the last three weeks has topped 15 million, as weekly new claims topped 6 million for the second straight time last week as tough measures to control the novel coronavirus outbreak abruptly ground the country to halt.
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  • 6.6M file for benefits as job losses continue to surge

    1 month ago - By Review Journal

    The number will likely keep rising, in part because many states are clearing out backlogs of applications for aid. And more companies are resorting to layoffs.
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  • US weekly unemployment claims jump by 6.6 million, bringing 3-week total to more than 16 MILLION

    US weekly unemployment claims jump by 6.6 million, bringing 3-week total to more than 16 MILLION

    1 month ago - By RT

    The US Labor Department reported on Thursday that the jobless rolls continued to grow due to the Covid-19 lockdown, with 6.6 million Americans filing first-time unemployment claims in the week ending April 4.
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  • More Than 16 Million People Have Filed For Unemployment Benefits In The Last 3 Weeks: Coronavirus By The Numbers

    1 month ago - By Forbes

    A daily look at the coronavirus numbers you need to know
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  • Alert: 10% of US labor force now out of work since virus slammed economy as 6.6 million file for jobless aid

    1 month ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - 10% of US labor force now out of work since virus slammed economy as 6.6 million file for jobless aid.
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  • 6.6 Million More File For Unemployment As Coronavirus Keeps Economy Shut

    6.6 Million More File For Unemployment As Coronavirus Keeps Economy Shut

    1 month ago - By NPR

    The number of people seeking jobless benefits shot up again last week, as 6.6 million more of the unemployed filed first-time claims. About 17 million have filed in the past three weeks. (Image credit: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images)
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  • US weekly jobless claims hit 6.6 million, extending a record streak as coronavirus layoffs continue

    US weekly jobless claims hit 6.6 million, extending a record streak as coronavirus layoffs continue

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    The Labor Department reported Thursday that 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance in the week that ended April 4.
    That brings the three-week total to roughly 16.8 million unemployment filings, a record for a period of that length.
    The figure comes after a record 10 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance in the last two weeks of March amid a sudden rash of coronavirus-induced layoffs.
    The US is bracing for a recession and a huge jump in the unemployment rate as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
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  • US weekly jobless claims total 6.6 million, vs 5 million expected

    1 month ago - By CNBC

    First-time claims for jobless benefits were expected to total 5 million last week, according to economists surveyed by Dow Jones.
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  • Another 6.6 Million People Filed For Unemployment Last Week As Coronavirus Continues To Ravage The Economy

    1 month ago - By Forbes

    All together, more than 16 million Americans have filed for temporary unemployment benefits over the last three weeks.
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