USA-Coronavirus/Unemployment

U.S. weekly jobless claims soar to nearly 1 million amid COVID-19 spikes

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Beijing, China - Jan 15, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Screenshot of unemployment insurance weekly claims report issued by U.S. department of labor

FILE: Washington D.C., USA - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
2. Various of White House
3. Various of Capitol building, U.S. national flag

FILE: Miami, Florida, USA - April 7-9, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
4. People in line applying for unemployment relief
5. Instructions for unemployment welfare application
6. People in line applying for unemployment relief

Texas, USA - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
7. Truck with sign reading "Food bank"
8. Cars queuing up to get food
9. Various of people loading food onto vehicle
10. Cars queuing up

FILE: USA - 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
11. Various of tents
12. Various of homeless people on park benches
13. Man walking past park bench
14. Man seated on park bench, eating

FILE: New York City, USA - May 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
15. Man drinking by waste bin
16. Man staggering across street
17. Rubbish on street
18. Homeless people on street

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Initial jobless claims in the United States soared to 965,000 last week, indicating severe disruption to the labor market recovery by COVID-19 spikes, said the U.S. Labor Department in a report released on Thursday.

In the week ending Jan. 9, the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits jumped by 181,000 from the previous week's downwardly revised level of 784,000, according to a report released by the department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The latest report showed that the number of people continuing to collect regular state unemployment benefits in the week ending Jan. 2 increased by 199,000 to 5.27 million.

Meanwhile, the total number of people claiming benefits in all programs -- state and federal combined -- for the week ending Dec. 26 decreased by 744,511, but remained elevated at 18.4 million, as the country struggles to grapple with the fallout of the surging COVID-19 infections.

As COVID-19 shutdowns rippled through the workforce last spring, initial jobless claims spiked by three million to reach a record 3.3 million in the week ending March 21, 2020, and then doubled to reach a record 6.87 million in the week ending March 28.

After that, the figures have been largely declining -- though still at historically high levels -- but the trend was reversed several times amid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, signaling a stalled recovery in the labor market.

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  • Dateline : Jan 15, 2021/File
  • Location : United States
  • Category : economy, business and finance
  • Duration : 1'28
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  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)
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  • Published : 2021-01-15 17:30
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  • Dateline : أرشيف/15 يناير 2021
  • Location : الولايات المتحدة
  • Category : economy, business and finance
  • Duration : 1'28
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  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Published : 2021-01-15 20:30
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USA-Coronavirus/Unemployment

U.S. weekly jobless claims soar to nearly 1 million amid COVID-19 spikes

Dateline : Jan 15, 2021/File

Location : United States

Duration : 1'28

  • English
  • العربية


Beijing, China - Jan 15, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Screenshot of unemployment insurance weekly claims report issued by U.S. department of labor

FILE: Washington D.C., USA - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
2. Various of White House
3. Various of Capitol building, U.S. national flag

FILE: Miami, Florida, USA - April 7-9, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
4. People in line applying for unemployment relief
5. Instructions for unemployment welfare application
6. People in line applying for unemployment relief

Texas, USA - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
7. Truck with sign reading "Food bank"
8. Cars queuing up to get food
9. Various of people loading food onto vehicle
10. Cars queuing up

FILE: USA - 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
11. Various of tents
12. Various of homeless people on park benches
13. Man walking past park bench
14. Man seated on park bench, eating

FILE: New York City, USA - May 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
15. Man drinking by waste bin
16. Man staggering across street
17. Rubbish on street
18. Homeless people on street


Initial jobless claims in the United States soared to 965,000 last week, indicating severe disruption to the labor market recovery by COVID-19 spikes, said the U.S. Labor Department in a report released on Thursday.

In the week ending Jan. 9, the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits jumped by 181,000 from the previous week's downwardly revised level of 784,000, according to a report released by the department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The latest report showed that the number of people continuing to collect regular state unemployment benefits in the week ending Jan. 2 increased by 199,000 to 5.27 million.

Meanwhile, the total number of people claiming benefits in all programs -- state and federal combined -- for the week ending Dec. 26 decreased by 744,511, but remained elevated at 18.4 million, as the country struggles to grapple with the fallout of the surging COVID-19 infections.

As COVID-19 shutdowns rippled through the workforce last spring, initial jobless claims spiked by three million to reach a record 3.3 million in the week ending March 21, 2020, and then doubled to reach a record 6.87 million in the week ending March 28.

After that, the figures have been largely declining -- though still at historically high levels -- but the trend was reversed several times amid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, signaling a stalled recovery in the labor market.

ID : 8173754

Published : 2021-01-15 17:30

Last Modified : 2021-01-15 22:34:06

Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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