US private sector has lost more than 20 million jobs, report says
Fears about the coronavirus are falling in these swing states, the survey said. About 68% of likely voters in these states have “very” or “somewhat” serious concerns about the virus, a decrease from 76% in mid-April.
Only 39% of Republicans said they had at least somewhat serious concerns about the virus, down from 55% last month. At the same time, 97% of Democrats said they had significant worries, nearly identical to the 98% share in mid-April.
US jobless claims climb to 30 million in 6 weeks
A 71% majority now believe the economy is in a recession, including majorities of Democrats (89%) and independents (73%) and half of Republicans. A 47% plurality believes this recession will be worse than the 2008 Great Recession, and 27% say it will be equally painful.
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Labor's latest jobless report showed 33 million Americans have filed unemployment claims during the last two months since the coronavirus began forcing companies to shut down and reduce operations.