New US jobless data to add to skyrocketing unemployment

Washington (AFP) – The United States is set for another jarring look at how badly the coronavirus has marred the economy when new weekly jobless benefit claim data is released on Thursday.The previous reports over the last two weeks by the Labor Department indicated that a combined 10 million people lost their jobs as businesses across the world’s largest economy shut down to stop the virus’s spread.Analysts expect this Thursday’s data to show another jump of several million, further pressuring Washington lawmakers to take action.”It’s hard to see anything other than another horrendous report,…

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