Applications for unemployment benefits It decreased to 684,000 In the week ending March 20. It comes to b A decrease of 97,000 from the previous week And the The first time they have fallen below 700,000 since the start Coronavirus pandemicAccording to the report of the Department of Labor.
The result improved analyst expectations. Whose forecast was 735,000.
These requests have risen to more than 700,000 since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, historically high numbers however Away from 6.9 million requests It was released within one week that month last year.
And then compare it with the epidemic statistics, That’s a good tip, it’s the best. However, historically, There is still a high level of demands due to a lack of employment opportunities.
For example, in the months before the arrival of the coronavirus, the number had remained stable Several months around 200,000 applications For unemployment.
Vaccines and the economic reopening
It is also expected to contribute significantly to the economic improvement The stimulus package of $ 1.9 trillion (Trillion, in English) approved by Congress, with checks for aid coming to the majority of citizens of $ 1,400.