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美国一周初请失业金人数首次降至80万人以下

2020-10-23 14:08

 

华盛顿,10月22日(新华社)——美国劳工部劳工统计局(BLS)周四发布报告称,由于劳动力市场继续以缓慢的速度复苏,上周美国首次申请失业救济的人数下降到78.7万人。


根据劳工统计局的报告,在截至10月17日的一周内,美国申请失业救济的人数比前一周修正后的84.2万人减少了5.5万人。


这是该数字在过去31周内第九次降至100万以下,也是首次降至80万以下。


报告显示,截至10月10日当周,继续领取失业救济金的人数减少了100万,至837万人。


截至10月3日当周,各州和联邦政府所有福利项目的申领总人数也减少了100万人,至2,315万人。


由于新冠肺炎的关闭波及到了整个劳动力市场,在截至3月21日的当周,首次申请失业救济的人数增加了300万人,达到创纪录的330万人,随后在截至3月28日的当周又增加了一倍,达到创纪录的687万人。


此后,病例总数一直在下降,尽管仍处于历史高位,但自7月中旬以来,由于COVID-19病例再次出现,这一趋势曾出现几次逆转。


劳工统计局稍早公布,美国9月非农就业岗位增加66.1万个,为5月就业市场开始复苏以来的最小增幅。各州政府正面临着极端的预算困境,而额外的600美元的税收将会增加。美国联邦政府每周发放的失业救济金于7月底到期,但国会和白宫在新冠肺炎救济法案上仍僵持不下。

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- The number of initial jobless claims in the United States fell to 787,000 last week, as the labor market continues to recover at a slowing pace, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Thursday.

In the week ending Oct. 17, the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 55,000 from the previous week's downwardly revised level of 842,000, according to the BLS report.

It marks the ninth time in the past 31 weeks that the number dropped below 1 million, and the first time it has dipped below 800,000.

The number of people continuing to collect regular state unemployment benefits in the week ending Oct. 10 decreased by 1 million to 8.37 million, according to the report.

The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs, state and federal combined, for the week ending Oct. 3 also declined by 1 million to 23.15 million.

As COVID-19 shutdowns rippled through the workforce, initial jobless claims spiked by 3 million to reach a record 3.3 million in the week ending March 21, and then doubled to record 6.87 million in the week ending March 28.

After that, the number has been declining overall -- though still at historically high levels -- but the trend was reversed a few times since mid-July amid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

U.S. employers added 661,000 jobs in September, the smallest hiring gain since the labor market started to recover in May, the BLS reported earlier. State governments are facing extreme budget distress, and the extra 600-U.S.-dollar weekly unemployment benefits from the federal government expired at the end of July, but Congress and White House remain deadlocked over the next round of COVID-19 relief bill.

 

来自: xinhua