In the USA, which is the country with the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, the states are slowly opening their economies, but unemployment continues to increase.
The U.S. government has announced that the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has approached 39 million in the past two months since the outbreak occurred in the country.
The Federal Employment Agency announced that last week 2 million 400 thousand people applied for unemployment benefits and the total number of applicants for the benefit reached 38 million 600 thousand.
The number of people applying for unemployment benefits in the USA has increased 10 times compared to the pre-coronavirus period.
Unemployment can reach 20-15 percent
The unemployment rate recorded in April was 14.7 percent. US Central Bank President Jerome Powell estimates that the unemployment rate in the country may reach 20-25 percent in May or June. This rate was last seen in the US in the Great Depression of the 1930s.