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US jobless claims surge to record 3.3m

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News video: Jobless Claims Reach Record High As U.S. Surpasses China, Italy In Number Of Coronavirus Cases

Jobless Claims Reach Record High As U.S. Surpasses China, Italy In Number Of Coronavirus Cases 05:22

Nearly 3.3 million people filed a claim for jobless aid in the week ending March 21, a nearly fivefold increase over the previous weekly record back in 1982 as the United States surpassed China and Italy in the reported number of coronavirus cases.

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