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Coronavirus pushes 3.3 million to claim US jobless benefits

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) The economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic sparked an explosion of Americans filing for unemployment benefits, surging to 3.3 million last week the highest number ever recorded, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The normally routine report is at the frontlines of the economic crisis caused by the outbreak, which has forced widespread closures of restaurants, shops and hotels and brought airline travel to a virtual halt, prompting the [ ]


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