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U.S. on Pace to Top 400,000 COVID-19 Deaths by Inauguration Day as Unemployment Surges

HeadlineJan 15, 2021

New jobs data showed U.S. workers filed 965,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week — the highest level in nearly five months and far above historical averages. This all comes as the U.S. reported its 10th day in a row of more than 200,000 new coronavirus cases Thursday and over 3,700 COVID-19 deaths. The total confirmed number of deaths is set to top 400,000 before Inauguration Day, next Wednesday.

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