1.3 million new unemployed in a week, almost unchanged

1,3 million de nouveaux chômeurs en une semaine, quasi inchangé

The number of new unemployed weekly in the United States remained practically stable, with 1.3 million people who registered between 5 and 11 July, according to figures released Thursday by the department of Labor.

As to the total number of benefit recipients, he was also in slight decline, according to data published with one week offset: 17.3 million Americans affected and the unemployment during the week ended July 4.

If we add the persons who receive unemployment benefits extended in the framework of the us stimulus package in the face of the pandemic, such as self-employed workers, in total there are 32 million people who were receiving financial assistance.

On the front lines of the economic activity in the United States, the recovery in the sector of retail sales in the United States continued in June with an increase of 7.5%, according to data from the Commerce department also released on Thursday.

This is the second month of increases after three months of decline as a result of the containment measures. It is also better than expected by analysts, who had forecast an increase of 5.2%.

In may, retail sales had jumped history of 18.2% compared to the plunge also historic in the month of April, according to data revised upwards.

The total amount of retail sales for the month of June amounted to 524,3 billion, or 1.1% more than in June 2019.

But for the whole of the second quarter, the total amount is a decrease of 8.1% compared to the second quarter of 2019.

In June, the u.s. unemployment rate has decreased from 13.3% to 11.1%. And the first economy of the world has shown signs of recovery, but the explosion of cases of COVID-19 in a large part of the country, could jeopardize the restart, several States have had to order the shops and restaurants close again.

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