BREAKING: U.S. Unemployment Claims Top 16 Million in 3 Weeks Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

As the coronavirus nears an expected peak, new unemployment claims numbered in the millions for the third consecutive week, as 6.6 million Americans filed for benefits — the same number as the previous week.

On Thursday morning, the Department of Labor announced that 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, as the Covid-19 outbreak continues to disrupt the economy. The losses follow 6.6 million claims the week before, and a then-record 3.3 million the
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