Another 1.8 Million File Unemployment Claims
NEARLY 1.9 MILLION AMERICAN FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS LAST WEEK
(CNN) – Another 1.9 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week.
That’s according to the Department of Labor.
Data shows more than 42 million people in the United States have filed unemployment benefits since the pandemic brought the economy to a standstill.
To put it in perspective, the Labor Department says it had never recorded a single week with over one million jobless claims before the pandemic.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly jobs report is due on Friday and could provide even more clarity on the unemployment rate in the U.S.