3.8 Million Unemployment Claims Filed Last Week Amid Pandemic

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: A New York Labor Department office is viewed in Manhattan
A New York Labor Department office is viewed in Manhattan. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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The Labor Department reported on Thursday morning that 3,839,000 unemployment claims were made in the U.S. during the week ending on April 18.

About 30 million jobless claims have been filed since the coronavirus began devastating the U.S. economy six weeks ago.

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