Another 1.5 million people filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week — bringing the total over the past 13 weeks to a staggering 45.7 million.
READ the Department of Labor announcement here [PDF].
1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance last week, but 20.5 million are still without a job and receiving unemployment checks.
Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims
Initial claims were 1,508,000 for the week ending 6/13 (-58,000).
Insured unemployment was 20,544,000 for the week ending 6/6 (-62,000).https://t.co/ys7Eg5LKAW
— US Labor Department (@USDOL) June 18, 2020