Jobless claims surge past 16 million as coronavirus hammers US economy

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The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits in the last three weeks has blown past 16 million, with weekly new claims topping 6 million for the second straight time last week amid tough measures to control the novel coronavirus outbreak that have abruptly ground the country to a halt.

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