Thursday, June 4, 2020

Another 1.9 million workers seek jobless benefits as layoffs persist even as states reopen economies

USA Today
About 1.9 million Americans filed initial unemployment benefit claims last week, underscoring that even as all 50 states begin reopening their economies, the damage from the coronavirus pandemic continues to mount.

Over the past 11 weeks, 42.6 million workers have sought jobless benefits as states shut down nonessential businesses to curtail the spread of the virus, Labor Department data shows. The figure provides the best measure of layoffs across the U.S. . . . more