Jobless claims decline but millions still out of work

Layoffs in the United States are abating, but millions who lost their jobs because of COVID-19 continue to draw unemployment benefits, suggesting the labor market could take years to heal from the pandemic even as businesses resume hiring workers.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Australian cricketers arrive in hotel quarantine | coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • Adil Clashes With Business Secretary Over India Not Being On Red List Sooner | Good Morning Britain
  • Gaza conflict continues, COVID vaccines for Australians with disabilities – and big ideas | The Drum
  • Australian Open in doubt over hotel quarantine | coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • Concern over vaccinations for people with disabilities | coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • In This Story: United States

    The United States is a country also known as the United States of America, USA, US or just America. There are fifty states in the union, which is a federal republic ruled by a representative democracy. Nearly ten million square kilometres are inhabited by over 300 million people. The majority of Americans speak English.

    4 Recent Items: United States

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