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U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT claims increased by 2.1 million last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON

41 million have lost jobs since virus hit, but layoffs slow

WASHINGTON (AP) – Roughly 2.1 million people applied for United States unemployment benefits last week, a sign that companies are still slashing jobs in...
FEDERAL RESERVE Chariman Jerome Powell said that the Fed's lending programs for medium-sized businesses and state and local governments would begin operating by June 1. / AP FILE PHOTO/JACQUELYN MARTIN

Fed’s Powell says new lending programs to launch by June 1

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the Fed's lending programs for medium-sized businesses and state and local governments would...
NEARLY 3 Million Americans filed for unemployment last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH

36M have sought U.S. unemployment aid since virus hit

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for United States unemployment benefits last week as the viral outbreak led more companies to...
THE U.S. JOBLESS rate increased to 14.7% in April. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

U.S. jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS rose nearly 3.2 million last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ PAUL SANCYA

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

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...
STILL WAITING: Musician Sasha McVeigh poses at her home in Springfield, Tenn. McVeigh had been working steadily in Nashville until the city shut down music clubs in mid-March because of the new coronavirus pandemic. Since then, she’s applied for unemployment benefits but so far has not received anything. / AP FILE PHOTO/MARK HUMPHREY

Jobless aid remains out of reach for many

WASHINGTON – Like many Americans cooped up during the virus outbreak, Jeff Kardesch of Austin, Texas, is spending a lot of time on social...
ROUGHLY 30.3 MILLION Americans have filed for jobless claims over a six week period ending last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/TONY DEJAK

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

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 3.8 million laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as the United States economy slid further into a...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 4.4 million las week. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH

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

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...
ANOTHER 5.2 MILLION Americans filed for unemployment last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

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

WASHINGTON (AP) – The wave of layoffs that has engulfed the United States economy since the coronavirus struck forced 5.2 million more people to...
LAST WEEK alone, 6.6 million Americans have file for jobless benefits. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

Record 16.8 million have sought U.S. jobless aid since virus

WASHINGTON (AP) –  With a startling 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: More than...

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