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News: Unemployment claims a total of 1.5 million for the first time, U.S economy is hammered

The unemployment benefits in the U.S. have reached a sum total of 1.5 million, which is worse than what was expected at 1,3 million. Workers receiving benefits under all programs including pandemic assistance totaled 29.1 million, a decrease of more than 375,000.
  
Weekly jobless claims stayed above 1 million for the 13th consecutive week as the coronavirus pandemic continued to hammer the U.S. economy. The government report’s total was 58,000 lower than the previous week’s 1.566 million, which was revised up by 24,000.