The total number of U.S. citizens who lost their jobs since the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic reached 40 million people.
According to The Guardian, half of the cases took place in April.
Over the last week alone, 2.1 million people turned for assistance to the U.S. government after losing their jobs.
"The staggering job losses mark a grim milestone in the economic crisis that has gripped the US since the coronavirus triggered widespread shutdowns and stay-at-home orders in an effort to halt the spread of the deadly pandemic. The latest figures from the Department of Labor show that the rate of new unemployment claims has continued to fall over the last few weeks, down from its peak in early April, when 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment in a single week", reads the story.
Thus, total number of unemployed people reached that last seen during the 1930s' Great Depression. "While the growth of unemployment claims has slowed, millions more have continued to file for unemployment each week", The Guardian wrote.