US unemployment rate slows down

In recent weeks, US residents have begun to file less unemployment benefits. Meanwhile, the total number of unemployed since March has increased by 38 million people.

In the United States, the number of people who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic continues to increase. Over the past week, more than 2.4 million people have applied for unemployment benefits, the US Department of Labor said on Thursday, May 21. Since March, when the outbreak of coronavirus began in the United States, the total number of such applications exceeded 38 million.

However, in recent years there has been a decrease in the number of new applications for unemployment benefits. So, for the week ending May 9, the United States filed more than 2.68 million of such applications, while in the previous week this figure exceeded 3.17 million. Observers attribute this trend to the weakening of quarantine measures in many states. Subject to compliance with a number of requirements, many shops, factories and restaurants resumed work.

The situation also positively affects the work of well-known leading agencies, as the Staffing Agency Seattle, which provides the US labor market with a quality workforce.

According to the Worldometer international group of volunteers, the United States is in first place in the world in the number of detected infections with coronavirus (almost 1.6 million) and deaths (more than 95 thousand). In total, more than 5 million people have already become infected on the planet. Moreover, more than 330 thousand patients with COVID-19 died, and more than 2 million people recovered.