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USA with 30.3 million applications for unemployment benefit in six weeks

More than 3.8 million unemployed people last week applied for access to unemployment benefits in the United States. There is a record of about 30, 3 million of orders in the last six weeks.

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Economists predict that the rate unemployment in April may reach the 20%

Peter Foley / EPA

Economists predict that the rate unemployment in April may reach 20%

Peter Foley / EPA

More than 3.8 million unemployed asked last week for access to unemployment benefits in the United States, increasing to 30, 3 million the number of new orders in the last six weeks.

Covid's pandemic – 19 forced millions of companies to close and reduce jobs, causing it to skyrocket to 30, 3 million the number of applications for unemployment benefit in the last six weeks, according to news agency AP.

This economic crisis affects a out of six American workers, and the number of new unemployed in the United States is already higher than that of metropolitan areas of New York and Chicago together.

Economists predict that the April unemployment rate may reach 20%. If confirmed, it will be the highest unemployment rate since it reached the 25% during the Great Depression in the decade of 1930.

Factories, hotels, restaurants, shops, cinemas and many small businesses are closed, property sales are declining and households are cutting costs.

Signs that the pandemic may be stabilizing, at least in some areas of the country, have led some governors to take preliminary steps to reopen the economy.

Some studies show, however, that the majority of Americans are cautious about returning to normal economic activities as purchases or trips.

Globally, according to an agency balance sheet AFP news, Covid's pandemic – 19 has already caused more than 227 one thousand dead and infected nearly 3.2 million people in 193 countries and territories

About 908 thousand patients were considered

The United States is the country with the most deaths (60. 999) and more cases of confirmed infections (more than one million).

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