The labour market in America: jobless claims continue at a high level

in the Midst of the rampant Corona pandemic in the United States, once again, extremely a lot of people jobless claims. In the week up to and including 1. Augus

The labour market in America: jobless claims continue at a high level

in the Midst of the rampant Corona pandemic in the United States, once again, extremely a lot of people jobless claims. In the week up to and including 1. August accounted for 1,186 million persons, a new application, such as the Department of labor in Washington announced on Thursday. Compared to the previous week, but this was a decline of almost 250,000.

The new applications for unemployment benefits, the short-term development of the work reflect the market and show that the world's largest economy, in the midst of the Corona-crisis is still in severe economic turmoil. The dramatic increase in new infections since the end of June has in many of the population of the Federal States, led once again to limitations, which Bodies are at risk. Before the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, the number of weekly new claims had risen rarely over 100,000.

The persistently high number is also important, because the additional unemployment assistance from the Federal government in the amount of $ 600 per week from a Corona-was the aid package, to run from March last week, which felt millions of Americans without significantly. The two parties in Congress were not able to initially agree on a continuation in the framework of a new aid package.

Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 11:19

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