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Third Week In A Row Of Massive Unemployment Claims

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

The latest unemployment claims report of 6.6 million puts the three-week total at 16.8 million. Unfortunately, it now appears that total job loss estimates of 17 million from just the end of March are looking to be too low.
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U.S. jobless claims top 6 million for second straight week

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

A staggering 16.8 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in the last three weeks, with weekly new claims topping 6 million for the second straight time last week as the novel coronavirus outbreak relentlessly savages the economy.
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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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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.
The figure nearly matches the jump registered in the previous week when 6.87 million people filed initial claims and brings the total jobless claims for the last three weeks to more than 16 million.
The ongoing surge in filings for unemployment insurance has been aggravated by the expansion of those who are allowed to file claims. The CARES Act has expanded the group to include the...
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10 Percent of U.S. Labor Force Has Made Unemployment Claims in the Last Three Weeks

1 month ago   |   By Newsweek

New jobless claim numbers show around 16.7 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits over the last three weeks.
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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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6.6 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. Nearly 17 million have filed in the past three weeks. (Image credit: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images)
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Jobless claims top 6 million for second week in row

1 month ago   |   By Times Union

The number of initial claims for unemployment topped 6.6 million for the second week in a row, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday morning. The filings, for the week ending April 4, were down slightly from 6,867,000 last week, a figure that had been revised upward by 219,000 from 6,648,000 initially reported.
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US weekly jobless claims jump by 6.6 million, bringing three-week total to more than 16 million

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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