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Pandemic sparks another flood of unemployment claims

Clip: 04/09/2020 | 4m 47s Video has closed captioning.

COVID-19 has now killed over 16,000 people in the U.S. and caused staggering economic damage. At least one in 10 Americans has lost their job in the past three weeks, putting overall unemployment at 17 million people. In response, the Federal Reserve announced more than $2 trillion in support loans for households and businesses to "provide some stability and some relief." William Brangham reports.

Aired: 04/09/20

Rating: NR

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