5.2M more seek unemployment aid as U.S. layoffs spread

ANOTHER 5.2 MILLION Americans filed for unemployment last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
ANOTHER 5.2 MILLION Americans filed for unemployment last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
WASHINGTON (AP) – The wave of layoffs that has engulfed the United States economy since the coronavirus struck forced 5.2 million more people to seek unemployment benefits last week, the government reported Thursday. Roughly 22 million have sought jobless benefits in the past month – easily the worst stretch of U.S. job losses on record.…

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