More than 3 million file US jobless claims

More than 3 million workers filed first-time unemployment claims last week, the lowest level in a month, the US Labor Department reported Thursday.But the total of 3.84 million was above the consensus estimate of 3.5 million for new jobless claims for the week ended April 25.”The problem is bigger than the data suggest,” Elise Gould, a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington told The New York Times. “We’re undercounting the economic pain.”A total of 30.3 million have filed claims in the last six weeks. Claims reached a record 6.87 million for the week of March 28 as com…

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