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U.S. sees another 2.4 million jobless claims amid pandemic

Clip: 05/21/2020 | 4m 19s Video has closed captioning.

As U.S. businesses prepare for gradual reopenings, the number of Americans filing for unemployment seems to be leveling off. Still, the Labor Department says more than 38 million people sought jobless benefits in the past nine weeks. But as he departed for Michigan to tour a Ford factory now making ventilators, President Trump insisted that economic recovery is imminent. Yamiche Alcindor reports.

Aired: 05/21/20

Rating: NR

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