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2.1 Million more Americans file for unemployment last Week

Bringing 10-week total to more than 40 million

The number of Americans struggling to make ends meets continues to grow, even as the economy begins to restart after virtually shutting down to slow the coronavirus pandemic.

About 2.1 million Americans filed initial unemployment benefit claims last week, the Labor Department said Thursday 

In just ten weeks, 40.7 million have sought jobless benefits which represent the nation’s most reliable gauge of layoffs.

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