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April jobless rate in US soars to 14.7 %

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Washington, May 8 (EFE).- The United States' unemployment rate in April skyrocketed to 14.7 percent - its highest level since the Great Depression of the 1930s - due to a wave of layoffs stemming from coronavirus-triggered stay-at-home orders and closures of non-essential businesses, the Labor Department reported Friday.(CAMERA:Edwin Ramírez)

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