Christopher Rugaber and Danica Kirka

Government, Business

Coronavirus-Triggered Layoffs in US Hit 38.6 Million

Ginger Pierce, center, and Pablo Guzman, right, hand out food at the Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen in New York on May 19. Ginger Pierce, center, and Pablo Guzman, right, hand out food at the Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen in New York on May 19. (Ted Shaffrey/Associated Press)

The number of Americans thrown out of work since the coronavirus crisis struck two months ago has climbed to nearly 39 million, the government said May 21.

May 21, 2020