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6.6 Million: Retail Furloughs Jack Up Jobless Claims

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The number of first-timer filers for unemployment benefits in the U.S. shot up to 6.6 million, and that’s on top of the then-record 3.3 million filings last week. The latest report from the U.S. Labor Department brings the total to 10 million for the past two weeks alone, signaling the terrible toll the coronavirus pandemic…

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