JUST IN: 4.4 Million New Unemployment Claims Filed This Week Bringing Total to More Than 26 Million During Coronavirus Outbreak

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A total of 4.4 million new unemployment claims were filed in the United States this week, bringing the overall level of unemployment under the coronavirus pandemic to more than 26 million.

AP White House reporter Jonathan Lemire announced the figures on Twitter, Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — 4.4 million workers seek jobless aid, raising total layoffs since virus hit to more than 26 million.

— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) April 23, 2020

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