The unemployment rate in the U.S. rose to the highest level in 80 years

The unemployment rate in the United States rose to a peak in the last 80 years. On it informs the American TV channel CNBC , citing data from the U.S. Department of labor.

According to the Ministry, in April of lost about 20.5 million people. The overall unemployment rate rose to 14.7%, which is the highest rate in the postwar period. The maximum level of unemployment in the United States were registered during the great depression (1929-1939) and is estimated at about 25%.

The overall level of employment in the US fell to 60.7 per cent – the lowest level since 1973.

On the outbreak of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 first reported by the Chinese authorities in December 2019. March 11, 2020, the who announced the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. May 8 in the world, the coronavirus has infected 3.9 million people have died 272 thousand, recovered 1.3 million, informs the Johns Hopkins University. More than 1.2 million HIV-infected and 76 thousand deaths in the United States.

According to the International monetary Fund, the pandemic has provoked the biggest since the great depression of the economic crisis.

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