In the United States last week, the number of initial applications for unemployment benefits increased by a record 3, million from the previous week's revised figure in 65 thousand and amounted to 3, 282 million, reported US Department of Labor.
Analysts interviewed by Reuters suggested that the growth rate would be 1, 65 million from the initial level of the previous week. According to the US Department of Labor, such growth is the highest in the entire history of observations. Until today, the maximum indicator was an increase of 315 thousand in October 1982 of the year, RIA Novosti reports.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump at a White House briefing announced the need for lawmakers to take a package of stimulating social and economic measures aimed at overcoming the effects of coronavirus.
Recall that in the USA the number of coronavirus pneumonia victims exceeded 1 thousand people.
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