The level of unemployment in the United States in May can reach twenty percent levels, and minorities are most affected by the crisis.
It is reported by the publication Politico.
As noted in the media, with the riots, everyone forgot that the country is undergoing a serious recession. According to forecasts, unemployment in May reached 20%. In addition, according to the Ministry of Labor, less than half of blacks currently have jobs.
It is expected that the weekly report of the department, which will be published on Thursday, will show that about 1.8 million more people have applied for unemployment benefits. Although this number is lower than the figures that the reports showed in the midst of the epidemic, it is still huge compared with the February figure of 200 thousand.
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