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1.5m more Americans file for unemployment benefit

Despite the slight decline from the previous week, the rate of movement back into work is slower than hoped


ANOTHER 1.5 million US workers filed for unemployment benefits last week, the Labor Department said on Thursday. This raises the 13-week total to 45.7 million, meaning more than one in four American workers have lost a job during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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