Another 2.4 million Americans filed initial unemployment benefit claims last week ss layoffs fueled by the coronavirus pandemic continue to mount, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday.
More than 38 million have filed jobless benefits in just nine weeks, according to official data.
The news comes as the health and economic crisis sparked by the coronavirus crushes a growing number of industries.
The news also comes as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to end the enhanced unemployment benefits for workers who lost their employment due to the pandemic.
This is a developing story.