Health

898,000 filed last week amid COVID-19 crisis


Some 898,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus pandemic kept the labor market in a chokehold, the feds said Thursday.

The latest figure brought the seasonally adjusted number of initial jobless claims filed during the COVID-19 crisis to roughly 64.5 million — a total larger than the combined populations of California and Florida.

Last week’s filings reported by the US Department of Labor surged from the prior week’s revised total of 845,000…


Click here to view the original article.

Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button