US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The number of applications in the United States for unemployment benefits due to the spread of coronavirus over the past two weeks has increased to a record 6.6 million. This is stated in a statement released on Thursday by the Ministry of Labor.
“Last week, ending March 28, the number of applications increased by 3 million 341 thousand, up to 6 million 648 thousand, compared with the previous week in 3 million 307 thousand applications,” the department said.
Over the past month, 10.4 million Americans lost their jobs and applied for benefits.
The document provides for the payment of unemployment benefits, assistance to hospitals, promotion of business and entire industries. In addition, US citizens will be able to receive lump sum payments of about $ 1.2 thousand per person.
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