Nearly 39 million have sought US jobless aid since virus hit

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Nearly thirty nine million workers have now sought unemployment benefits since the corona virus hit the labor department says more than two point four million people applied for jobless aid last week pushing the total to thirty eight point six million website benefits since the virus triggered widespread business shutdowns two months ago and that total does not include two point two million people with saudade under a new federal program for self employed contractor in gig workers the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates the economy is shrinking out of thirty eight percent annual rate this quarter that would be by far the worst quarterly contraction on record my camp in Washington

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