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US Jobless Rate Spikes to 14.7%, Highest Since Great Depression

WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished in the worst monthly loss on record. The figures are stark evidence of the damage the coronavirus has done to a now-shattered...
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Most Losing Jobs to Virus Think They’ll Return, Poll Shows

WASHINGTON — One out of every four American adults say someone in their household has lost a job to the coronavirus pandemic, but the vast majority expect those former jobs will return once the crisis passes, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-N...
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Record 22 Million Have Sought Us Jobless Aid Since Virus

WASHINGTON — The wave of layoffs that has engulfed the U.S. economy since the coronavirus struck forced 5.2 million more people to seek unemployment benefits last week, the government reported Thursday. The grim figures point to an economy that is tumbling ...