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US weekly jobless claims jump to record of over 6 million

The Coronavirus outbreak has caused the highest claims for US jobless benefits on record, and economists say the country should brace for jobless claims to continue escalating.


THE number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits shot to a record high of more than six million last week as more jurisdictions enforced stay-at-home measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic, which economists say has pushed the economy into recession.


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