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Economy adds 4.8M jobs even as unemployment claims continue to grow

The Washington Post 07/02/2020

The economy added 4.8 million jobs in June. Unemployment currently stands at 11.1 percent. New data from the Labor Department showed that 1.4 million filed for first-time unemployment claims last week as businesses began to close again in response to a surge in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in recent weeks. The unemployment claims data marks 15 straight weeks of claims exceeding one million.

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