A record 6.6 million seek U.S. jobless aid as layoffs mount

ROUGHLY 6.6 Americans filed for unemployment last week alone. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
ROUGHLY 6.6 Americans filed for unemployment last week alone. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week – doubling a record high set just one week earlier – a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of…

Want More?

Subscribe or register with Providence Business News to keep reading.

REGISTER
for 2 more stories

Subscribe now for $1 for 4 weeks
Already a Subscriber? Login now

Purchase NowWant to share this story? Click Here to purchase a link that allows anyone to read it on any device whether or not they are a subscriber.

- Advertisement -

No posts to display