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Covid-19 woes: US jobless claims last week totalled to nearly 1.5 million

With the latest numbers, a staggering 47 million initial jobless claims have been filed over the past 14 weeks

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The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 13 were in the states of Oklahoma, Texas, New Jersey, New York and Louisiana.

IANS Washington
The number of jobless claims in the US totalled to 1.48 million last week, despite continuous reopening efforts across the nation amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Labor Department said.
In the week ending June 20, the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 60,000 from the prior week to 1,480,000, the 12th weekly decline in a row but still a historic high, Xinhua news agency quoted the Department as saying in a report on Thursday.
With the latest numbers, a staggering 47 million initial jobless claims have been filed over the past 14 weeks, as the Covid-19-induced recession sends ripples

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First Published: Jun 26 2020 | 1:00 PM IST

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