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

LAST WEEK alone, 6.6 million Americans have file for jobless benefits. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA
LAST WEEK alone, 6.6 million Americans have file for jobless benefits. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA
WASHINGTON (AP) –  With a startling 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: More than one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks to the coronavirus outbreak. The figures collectively constitute the largest and fastest string of job losses in…

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