38.6 million have filed for unemployment during the pandemic—greater than the combined population of 21 states

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Another 2.4 million initial unemployment claims were filed last week, marking the ninth-straight week with jobless claims topping at least 2 million.

Since mid-March more than 38.6 million Americans have filed unemployment claims, according to the U.S. Department of Labor—a figure greater than the total population of the country’s 21 smallest states.

The 2.4 million jobless claims is down from last week’s 2.7 million claims and represents the seventh straight week of a decline in the

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