Another 2.4m US Workers Out Of Work Last Week

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2020-05-21 HKT 20:53

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  • A pedestrian walks past a closed barber shop in Washington DC. Photo: Reuters

    A pedestrian walks past a closed barber shop in Washington DC. Photo: Reuters

Another 2.43 million US workers were put out of work last week amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to government data on Thursday, bringing the total since mid-March to a massive 38.6 million.

The Labour Department data on new first-time claims for unemployment benefits for the week ended May 16 was another decrease from prior weeks as the rate of new filings continued to slow, but the job losses remained among the highest on record. (AFP)