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Another 3 million Americans filed jobless claims last week, bringing total to 33 million since coronavirus hit

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 7, 2020, 12:30 PM UTC / Updated May 7, 2020, 1:10 PM UTCBy Lucy BaylyAround 3 million more workers filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week, down slightly from 3.8 million the previous week.More than 33 million Americans have now filed for initial jobless claims since the coronavirus pandemic ripped through the economy, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Labor.33 million Americans file for unemployment in 7 weeksMay 7, 202002:02Continuing claims, or the number of people receiving ongoing benefits, is now at more than 22 million, far surpassing the recessionar ...