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Coronavirus: 15 million Americans claim unemployment benefits in just 3 weeks

People gather at the entrance for the New York State Department of Labor offices, which closed to the public due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RC2TNF9H6B22

New claims top 6 million for the second week in a row. Image: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Lucia Mutikani
Correspondent , Thomson Reuters
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