33 million have sought U.S. unemployment aid since virus hit

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS rose nearly 3.2 million last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ PAUL SANCYA
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS rose nearly 3.2 million last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ PAUL SANCYA
WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly 3.2 million laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as the business shutdowns caused by the viral outbreak deepened the worst United States economic catastrophe in decades. Roughly 33.5 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the seven weeks since the coronavirus began forcing millions of companies to…

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