This is the fifth historic week for unemployment numbers, bringing the total to 26.5 million since March 14th.
New data show that nearly 1/3 of U.S. renters did not pay rent for the month of April.
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage economic life for workers in the U.S.
22 million people, or 13.5% of the entire U.S. workforce has filed for unemployment in the last month.
Retail spending cratered a record 8.7% in March. The new record dwarfs the previous record of 3.9%.
A new survey finds 43% of U.S. small businesses are fighting for survival in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
24% of businesses surveyed have already closed on a temporary basis.
The study found that of the 379 profitable companies, 91 paid no federal income taxes. A further 56 companies paid rates between 0% and 5%.
The bill includes one-time payments of up to $1,200 for individuals, $2,400 for married couples filing jointly, and $500 per child.