新冠疫情日记5/21/2020 Unemployment Rate Still High
Unemployment Rate Still High
The U.S. Labor Department issued a statement last week reporting that the number of unemployment claims rose by another 2.4 million total since mid March. There were already thirty million eight hundred sixty thousand unemployment claims that brought the unemployment rate to 14.7 %. This is the highest number since the Labor Department started keeping records in 1948.
The World Health Organization (WHO) also released information today stating that there are more than five million confirmed coronavirus cases in the world. More than three hundred twenty thousand have lost their lives. Two-thirds of the cases are in the United States, Russia, Brazil and India.
When the world began to face this catastrophic pandemic, we didn’t have a very effective way to control the disease. But on the international political stage, the politicians still point their fingers at each other, even though the United Nations could not even come up with any solution to help the world.
In conclusion: America and many nations all over the world are partially open for business. Last Friday, in Congress, the U.S. House passed a three trillion dollar stimulus bill, but in the Senate, the Republicans do not agree to pay more unemployment money because a lot of people don’t want to go back to work.
Today, millions of scientists and medical teams are working on new vaccines to rescue the world. We need to be united around the world to fight our common enemy.