HealthDay Reports: Pandemic Has Left Nearly 43 Million Americans Without Work
The U.S. Labor Department reported 1.9 million more people filed new unemployment claims last week.
THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the U.S. coronavirus case count eclipsed 1.8 million and the death toll passed 107,000 on Thursday, America's jobless rolls swelled to nearly 43 million. That's close to one-quarter of the country's work force.
The U.S. Labor Department reported 1.9 million more people filed new unemployment claims last week, a sobering reminder of the economic toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on Americans, CNN reported.
At the same time, fears of a spike in new infections were stoked by a new review that shows that crowded protests against police brutality have occurred in every one of the 25 U.S. communities with the highest concentrations of new COVID-19 cases.