Unemployment in the United States fell by 0.4%




Employment in the United States, which fell due to the consequences of the coronavirus quarantine, has been growing for three consecutive months.





Unemployment in the United States in July fell by 0.4%, to 10.2% of the entire working population, due to an increase in jobs by 1.8 million. This was announced on Friday, August 7, by the country's Labor Department.

Employment in the United States, which fell due to the consequences of the coronavirus quarantine, has been growing for three consecutive months. Thus, in April the unemployment rate was 14.7%, in May – 13.3%, in June – 11.1%.

At the same time, over 7.5 million new jobs appeared in the United States in May and June, which became a record in the entire history of the country.

At the same time, the number of citizens who apply with initial applications for unemployment benefits is decreasing.

1.19 million people applied for benefits last week, up from a peak of 6.9 million at the end of March.

As previously reported, in the second quarter of 2020, the US economy fell by a record 32.9% due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.





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