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Staff and volunteers with The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, distribute food and other goods for people facing economic hardship in Huntington Park, California. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Weakening demand and a resurgence in new Covid-19 cases are keeping new US applications for unemployment benefits extraordinarily high, suggesting the(...)

The S&P 500 and the Dow were largely unchanged on Thursday as investors stayed on the sidelines amid an uptick in coronavirus infections in parts of the United States and an elevated level of weekly jobless claims.  Photograph:  Timothy  Clary/AFP via Getty Images

European shares closed lower on Thursday as a spike in Covid-19 cases in China and some US states triggered fears of a second wave of infections. And (...)

Brad Ruoho, owner of  Legacy Toys,  in his Mall of America store in Bloomington, Minnesota. The US economy continues to bleed fresh jobs. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Another 1.5 million people applied for US state unemployment benefits last week, the US Labor Department said on Thursday, while 760,000 more filed n(...)

US employers added 2.5m jobs in May, defying economists’ expectations of further losses and offering hope that the rebound from the pandemic-induced economic crisis could be faster than forecast.  Photograph: iStock

The US jobs market unexpectedly reversed its freefall in May as US employers brought back millions of workers after pandemic-induced layoffs and the u(...)

House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi called the figure of 100,000  deaths related to Covid-19 “a scar on our nation”. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US president Donald Trump offered condolences to the families of those who have died from coronavirus, as America’s death toll from the pandemic passe(...)

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits totalled a seasonally adjusted 3.839 million for the week ended April 25th

Millions more Americans filed claims for unemployment benefits last week, suggesting that layoffs were spreading to industries that were not initially(...)

“The US economy is haemorrhaging jobs at a pace and scale never before recorded,” says Scott Anderson at Bank of the West in San Francisco. “It compares to a natural disaster on a national scale.” Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP

A record 26 million Americans sought unemployment benefits over the last five weeks, confirming that all the jobs created during the longest employmen(...)

St Louis federal reserve chair James Bullard has predicted the US unemployment rate may hit 30 per cent in the second quarter.

More than 22 million American have lost their jobs in the last four weeks as the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the US, according to government(...)

US Vice President Mike Pence follows US President Donald Trump as they arrive for the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

US. inflation slowed sharply in March as the coronavirus helped push down fuel and other costs, while an underlying gauge of consumer prices posted th(...)

 New York governor Andrew Cuomo: “I’m not going to let people die because we didn’t redistribute ventilators.” Photograph: Cindy Schultz/The New York Times

New York governor Andrew Cuomo warned that New York was “in crisis” after the death toll in the state from coronavirus passed 3,000, more than doublin(...)

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