US weekly unemployment claims jump by 6.6 million, bringing 3-week total to more than 16 MILLION

The US Labor Department reported on Thursday that the jobless rolls continued to grow due to the Covid-19 lockdown, with 6.6 million Americans filing first-time unemployment claims in the week ending April 4.The figure nearly matches the jump registered in the previous week when 6.87 million people filed initial claims and brings the total jobless […]