36 Million Have Sought US Unemployment Aid Since Coronavirus Hit

While nearly 3 million additional people applied for job aid, the number of first-time applications has now declined for six straight weeks.

  • Published 14 May 2020

[template id="245201"] WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as the viral outbreak led more companies to slash jobs even though most states have begun to let some businesses reopen under certain restrictions. Roughly 36 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the two months since the coronavirus first forced millions of businesses to close their doors and shrink their workforces, the Labor Department said… Read at AP News