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A startling 6.6 million people filed their first claims for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the total for the past three weeks to 16.8 million people. That's about 11% of the US labor force -- a shocking number, given that unemployment was at a historic low until the pandemic erupted -- and a grim new indicator of the scope of damage the coronavirus has wreaked on the US economy.
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