Way to go Joe. Two weeks in a row with job loss over 800K. Joe just can’t resist getting rid of jobs for American workers. Figures released Thursday by the Labor Department show that 861,000 Americans filed first-time jobless claims in the week ended Feb. 13, higher than the 765,000 forecast by Refinitiv economists.
Last week’s figure was revised upward by 55,000 to 848,00, the Labor Department said. What Trump’s stimulus in December did.
“The jobless benefits passed in the December stimulus package are responsible for lifting more than 7 millions Americans out of poverty in January, but Americans will need strong unemployment benefits to be in place through at least the end of September if they are to weather the storm of the pandemic,”