the Number of applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. jumped more than 3 million
the U.S. Labor Department
In the United States set a new record for the number of people applied for unemployment benefits for the week, wrote “Finmarket”with reference to the Ministry of labour of the country, last week registered unemployed rose to more than 6 million 600 thousand people. In normal times, this figure does not exceed 300 thousand hits a week.
the Previous record of 3 million was set last week . In two weeks, so work has lost more than 10 million Americans. Experts on average had expected the increase to 3.5 million from the previously announced 3,283 million
the Number continuing to receive unemployment benefit Americans for the week ended March 21 rose to 1,226 million 3,029 million to 1,803 million in the previous week. Analysts had expected the growth rate to 3,079 million, the Number of new applications for unemployment benefits over the past two weeks has exceeded the maximum performance since the recession of 2007-2009, notes MarketWatch. By the end of the previous recession of 6.6 million people were receiving unemployment benefits in the United States.
the Number of unemployed Americans may exceed the previous record of 15.3 million recorded during the great depression. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch, predict that at least 25 million Americans could lose their jobs in the coming months, at best – temporary.
Main cause of this epidemic is coronavirus infection. The United States ranked first in the world in number of vyyavlens infected with the coronavirus, now there are more than 220 thousand. The number of victims of coronavirus in the U.S. exceeded 4 thousands.
the U.S. Congress last week passed a bill according to which to support the economy in the context of the epidemic will be directed more than 2 trillion dollars. Including provided and direct payments to citizens – people with incomes below the average will receive more than $ 1,000 for each child will allocate $ 500.
the President of the United States Donald trump acknowledged that the next 2-3 weeks will be very heavy for the country, but expressed hope that by the end of April the spread of the epidemic can be slowed down.