965K on #unemployment by #covid19 as #job less claims rise sharply again @USDOL

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The United States Department Of Labor today reported new steep increases in weekly staggering unemployment numbers thanks to COVID19, running close to a million at 965,000, 181,000 more than last week’s 784,000 revised down by 3,000 from 787,000.

And for the first time in several weeks after being unchanged, the insured unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percent to 3.7 percent, the insured unemployment figure itself saw its biggest jump in recent time by 199,000 from 5,072,000 to 5,271,000 this week.

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