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US jobless claims soar to 3.3 million, highest ever on record as coronavirus upends economy

Independent Thursday, 26 March 2020 ()
Unemployment claims shattered records on Thursday as 3.28 million Americans filed for benefits last week as society across the United States effectively grinned to a halt amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
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US Weekly Jobless Claims Soar to Record-Breaking 3.28 Million The Labor Department released the shattering numbers on Thursday. Jobless claims had been as low as 282,000 the previous week. 3.28 million jobless claims for last week is more than double the 1.5 million new claims that analysts were...

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