US jobs
A further 3.84 million jobs were lost in the US last week. Sectors that haven't been affected include anything related to healthcare. Workers at a factory are making face shields. Image Credit: Bloomberg

New York: Millions more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, sending the six-week total above 30 million since the coronavirus pandemic began to shutter businesses across the country.

Initial jobless claims totaled 3.84 million in the week ended April 25 following 4.44 million in the prior week, according to US Labor Department figures Thursday.

Economists had projected 3.5 million claims.