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The Number Of Unemployment Benefits Applications Exceeded 16.7 Million Within Three Weeks

The Number Of Unemployment Benefits Applications Exceeded 16.7 Million Within Three Weeks

The Number Of Unemployment Benefits Applications Exceeded 16.7 Million Within Three Weeks

The number of applications for unemployment benefits filed in the United States between March 15 and April 4, 2020, exceeded 16.7 million as follows from the data published by the Ministry of labor of the country this Thursday.

According to statistics, between March 15 and 21, 2020, 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits. A week later, the number of requests doubled to 6.86 million. According to the Ministry of labor, from March 29 to April 4, the number of applications for benefits decreased slightly to 6.6 million.

By the end of March, unemployment in the United States, which has a population of 327 million people, rose to 4.4%.

On March 27, Donald Trump signed the law on economic stimulus measures for more than $2 trillion. They are aimed at overcoming the consequences of the spread of the coronavirus and provide for the payment of unemployment benefits, assistance to hospitals, assistance to businesses and entire industries. Besides, US citizens will be able to receive one-time payments of about $ 1.2 thousand per person.