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The number of first-time jobless claims in the United States last week was 861,000.

The number of first-time jobless claims in the United States last week was 861,000.

People wear masks to visit near the reflection pool of the Blinken Memorial in Washington, D.C., on January 24. The latest statistics on the coronavirus epidemic released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States on the same day show that the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States has exceeded 25 million. ( Xinhua News Agency, Photo by Aaron)

February 18, local time, the U.S. Department of Labor released data that the number of first-time jobless claims in the United States in the week ending February 13 was 861,000, up 13,000 from 848,000 revised (793,000 before the amendment).

The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the U.S. economy continues, and the differences between Democrats and Republicans on the new round of economic stimulus plan are obvious.

U.S. media generally expects that the growth trend of employment in the United States will slow down, and it is difficult for the U.S. economy to show signs of an effective recovery in the short term.

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