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04.06.2020 20:37

U.S. weekly jobless claims total 1.877 million

The data from the Labor Department revealed on Thursday the number of applications for unemployment reduced last week to the lowest level since the U.S. economy went into lockdown made to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, but still remained high.

According to the report, the initial claims for unemployment benefits totaled 1,877,000 for the week ended May 30. That brings the number of job losses over the past eleven weeks (since the U.S. went into coronavirus lockdown in mid-March) to more than 42.6 million.

Economists had expected 1,800,000 new claims last week.

Claims for the prior week were revised upwardly to 2,126,000 from the initial estimate of 2,123,000.

Meanwhile, the four-week moving average of claims fell to 2,284,000 from a revised 2,608,750 in the previous week.


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