Unemployment Increases In The US Due To The COVID-19

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Visitors to the Department of Labor are turned away at the door by personnel due to closures over coronavirus concerns, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in New York. Applications for jobless benefits are surging in some states as coronavirus concerns shake the U.S. economy. The sharp increase comes as governments have ordered millions of workers, students and shoppers to stay home as a precaution against spreading the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Unemployment has increased in the United States as the spread of the coronavirus deepens

According to the news report, the massive employment was as a result of the shut down if various businesses, organizations, factories, and stores.

The US Labor Department on Thursday reported that unemployment in the country has risen to 3.28 million people and still counting.

The COVID-19 is a disease caused by the novel coronavirus and has spread all over the world. The virus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, adding that numbers of confirmed cases and deaths will continue to increase.

The US has recorded over 69,000 cases as of Thursday. Speaking on this, the US Labor Department said the rise in unemployment is a result of the COVID-19.

“Nearly every state providing comments cited the COVID-19 virus impacts. States continued to cite services industries broadly, particularly accommodation and food services. Additional industries heavily cited for the increases included the health care and social assistance, arts, entertainment and recreation, transportation and warehousing, and manufacturing industries.” The Labor Department explained.

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