The total number of coronavirus deaths in Spain has now exceeded 10,000.
The country, the second-worst hit in terms of deaths, has also lost nearly 900,000 jobs. The US on Thursday said it saw a record 6.6 million new unemployment benefit claims
The unemployment figures are another sign of the dire impact the pandemic is having on businesses in many countries.
Worldwide, confirmed coronavirus infections are nearing one million, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The university’s tracker has recorded more than 50,200 deaths globally; while more than 204,000 people have recovered.