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Coronavirus: One in ten US workers lose jobs in last three weeks

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Coronavirus: One in ten US workers lose jobs in last three weeks

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending April 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 6,606,000, a decrease of 261,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 219,000 from 6,648,000 to 6,867,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,265,500, an increase of 1,598,750 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 54,750 from 2,612,000 to 2,666,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 5.1 percent for the week ending March 28, an increase of 3.0 percentage points from the previous week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending March 28 was 7,455,000, an increase of 4,396,000 from the previous week’s revised level. This marks the highest level of seasonally adjusted insured unemployment in the history of the seasonally adjusted series. The previous high was 6,635,000 in May of 2009. The previous week’s level was revised up 30,000 from 3,029,000 to 3,059,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,500,000, an increase of 1,439,000 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 7,500 from 2,053,500 to 2,061,000.

One in ten US workers have lost their jobs in the last three weeks, according to latest weekly unemployment claims figures.

Government data showed just over 6.6 million people applied for jobless benefits in the week ending 4 April as the coronavirus crisis shuts down large parts of the world’s biggest economy.

It brings the total making unemployment claims to 16.8 million over the past three weeks, roughly one in ten of the workforce – the largest and fastest string of job losses on records stretching back to 1948.

One in ten US workers have lost their jobs in the last three weeks, according to latest weekly unemployment claims figures. Government data showed just over 6.6 million people applied for jobless benefits in the week ending 4 April as the coronavirus crisis shuts down large parts of the world’s biggest economy. It brings the total making unemployment claims to 16.8 million over the past three weeks, roughly one in ten of the workforce – the largest and fastest string of job losses on records stretching back to 1948. The virus outbreak is estimated to have wiped out a third of economic activity in the current quarter. America’s latest weekly jobless figure was lower than the record 6.87 million registered the week before, but higher than the 5.2 million average figure pencilled in by economists. Economists now think monthly job losses could total almost 20 million with the unemployment rate hitting 15%. It comes at a time when 48 states have closed non-essential businesses. Restaurants, hotels, department stores and small businesses have laid off millions as they struggle to pay bills at a time when their revenue has vanished. Figures from Morgan Stanley showed non-grocery retail business plunged by 97% in the last week of March compared with a year earlier.

The number of airline passengers screened by the Transportation Security Administration has plunged 95% from a year ago. US hotel revenue has tumbled 80%. A forecast model created at the University of Pennsylvania projects that the US economy will shrink at a 30% annual rate in the April-June quarter. That is even after taking into account the government’s $2.2trn (£1.8trn) relief measure, by far the largest federal aid package in history by far.That would be the largest economic contraction since the Second World War. A key aspect of the government’s rescue package is a $350bn small business loan programme intended to help companies avoid laying off staff. However, many small firms have had trouble accessing loan applications, and some economists say the scale of the programme is insufficient. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin has said he will seek an additional $250bn for the programme from congress.

The virus outbreak is estimated to have wiped out a third of economic activity in the current quarter. America’s latest weekly jobless figure was lower than the record 6.87 million registered the week before, but higher than the 5.2 million average figure pencilled in by economists.

Economists now think monthly job losses could total almost 20 million with the unemployment rate hitting 15%. It comes at a time when 48 states have closed non-essential businesses. Restaurants, hotels, department stores and small businesses have laid off millions as they struggle to pay bills at a time when their revenue has vanished.

Figures from Morgan Stanley showed non-grocery retail business plunged by 97% in the last week of March compared with a year earlier.

The number of airline passengers screened by the Transportation Security Administration has plunged 95% from a year ago. US hotel revenue has tumbled 80%. A forecast model created at the University of Pennsylvania projects that the US economy will shrink at a 30% annual rate in the April-June quarter.

That is even after taking into account the government’s $2.2trn (£1.8trn) relief measure, by far the largest federal aid package in history by far.

That would be the largest economic contraction since the Second World War. A key aspect of the government’s rescue package is a $350bn small business loan programme intended to help companies avoid laying off staff.

However, many small firms have had trouble accessing loan applications, and some economists say the scale of the programme is insufficient. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin has said he will seek an additional $250bn for the programme from congress.

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Little or no business in entrance of Wallmart Tewksbury Massachusetts one of the largest retailers in Usa:Pic: By Sam Mwaura/Samrack Media Coronavirus: One in ten US workers lose jobs in last three weeks SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending April 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 6,606,000, a decrease of 261,000

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