17 Million Unemployment Claims In 3 Weeks : Politics Podcast The number of people seeking unemployment benefits shot up again last week, as 6.6 million more people filed initial claims, and analysts expect the numbers to keep rising. Also, the Federal Reserve announced several new lending programs Thursday, designed to pump an additional $2.3 trillion into a U.S. economy that has been severely battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

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17 Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment In The Last 3 Weeks

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17 Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment In The Last 3 Weeks

17 Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment In The Last 3 Weeks

17 Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment In The Last 3 Weeks

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The number of people seeking unemployment benefits shot up again last week, as 6.6 million more people filed initial claims, and analysts expect the numbers to keep rising. Also, the Federal Reserve announced several new lending programs Thursday, designed to pump an additional $2.3 trillion into a U.S. economy that has been severely battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

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