US virus job losses hit 22 mn as Trump eyes restart

Washington (AFP) – US job losses from the coronavirus pandemic reached 22 million in the past month, according to new data Thursday, as President Donald Trump is expected to unveil plans to re-open the world’s largest economy.Amid business shutdowns and restrictions ordered to stop the spread of COVID-19, government data continue to show the growing economic damage.Another 5.2 million workers filed for unemployment benefits last week, according to the Labor Department’s weekly report, slightly less than the previous week but still a shocking figure.A separate report from the Commerce Departmen…

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