26M have sought U.S. jobless aid since virus hit

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 4.4 million las week. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 4.4 million las week. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH
WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 4.4 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as job cuts escalated across an economy that remains all but shut down, the government said Thursday. Roughly 26 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the five weeks since the coronavirus outbreak began forcing millions of…

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