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Last Week, More Than 1.5 Million Americans Applied for Unemployment Benefits

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Last week, more than 1.5 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits for the first time.

 

The United States Department of Labor announced that. Due to the corona crisis, tens of millions of Americans have already relied on the safety net in recent months.

The figure was higher than expected, as economists accounted for nearly 1.3 million Americans who volunteered for government support.

A week earlier, an adjusted 1.57 million benefit claims were registered.

It is the thirteenth week in a row that the number of applications exceeds one million. It is the eleventh week in a row that applications are lower than in the previous week.

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