New unemployment claims below two million for first time during COVID

Employment figures unexpectedly rose by 2.5 million in May and the jobless rate declined to 13.3 percent, according to a stunning jobs report showing that the country’s unemployment rate dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic. Economists had been predicting that the Labor Department report on Friday would reveal the unemployment rate had increased to a record 20 percent and about eight million jobs had been lost. Instead, the Labor Department’s closely watched monthly employment report showed the jobless rate dropped to 13.3 percent last month from 14.7 percent in April.  Nonfarm payrolls rose by 2.5 million jobs after a record plunge of 20.6 million in April. President Donald Trump immediately took credit for the rise in jobs just moments after the report was released, tweeting: ‘Really Big Jobs Report. Great going President Trump (kidding but true)!’

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