US pandemic layoffs pass 42 million

in hive-116221 •  2 months ago 


The ranks of US workers laid off at least temporarily by the coronavirus pandemic has exceeded 42 million, with 1.87 million new jobless benefit claims filed last week, the Labour Department said.

The number of new claims filed in the week ended May 30 were slightly worse than expected but 249,000 less than the week prior, indicating the unprecedented layoffs were slowing.

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