Four causes for alarm in the US jobs figures – and one possible reason for hope


More than 20m Americans lost their jobs in April – and Friday’s report suggests there might be much more trouble ahead

Friday was a dark day for the US economy. The labor department announced more than 20 million people lost their jobs in April as the coronavirus shut down much of the economy.

Here are five key takeaways from a report that will enter the history books as the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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