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Covid-19 pushes US jobless claims last week to record 3.3 million

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The economic shutdown caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic sparked an explosion of Americans filing for unemployment benefits, surging to 3.3 million last week - the highest number ever recorded, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.

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THE economic shutdown caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic sparked an explosion of Americans filing for unemployment benefits, surging to 3.3 million last week - the highest number ever recorded, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.

This comes even as real GDP...