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Economic Report: U.S. jobless claims surge 70,000 to 281,000 in mid-March as coronavirus triggers layoffs

19 Mar 2020

The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits surged by 70,000 in mid-March to a 2- 1/2-year high as the coronavirus shut down large sections of the economy. And the worst is still yet to come with the crisis triggering waves of layoffs.


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