US unemployment claims jump again as Covid-19 toll mounts
18 April 2020 | 1:05 pm
Another 5.2 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, as the economic toll of the coronavirus spreads. Some 22 million people have lost their jobs in the last month alone - that's roughly the equivalent of all the jobs added since the financial crisis a decade ago. Also in the show: online retail giant Amazon has shut its six warehouses in France indefinitely, after a court order raised concerns about working conditions amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Similar fears over the health of online retail workers have recently been voiced in other countries such as the US.
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