The Covid-19 crisis destroys another three million jobs in the United States in the last week

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The crisis generated by the Covid-19 has already caused the destruction of 36.7 million jobs in the United States

Weekly requests for unemployment benefits in the United States registered last week, ended May 9, another slight decrease for the sixth consecutive week with respect to the data of the previous period, reaching 2,981 million applicants for aid, according to the data published this Thursday by the United States Department of Labor.

The agency has revised upward the data for the week ended May 2 in 7,000 job seekers, so that the requests for subsidies stood at 3,176 million, the sixth highest figure in the entire historical series.

Adding up the data from the last nine weeks, it can be seen that the crisis caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus has caused the destruction of more than 36.7 million jobs in the United States.

All states reported an increase in jobless claims in the past week, with Connecticut leading the way, with 298,680 claims, ahead of Georgia (241,387) and Floria (221,905).

“The Covid-19 virus continues to impact the number of jobless claims,” ​​the Labor Department has explained again.

The number of unemployed people receiving unemployment benefits in the week that ended last May experienced a slight increase, reaching 22,833 million beneficiaries. This figure is the highest recorded by the Department of Labor in the entire historical series and represents a weekly increase of 456,000 people. The previous record was reached last week.

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