New York – July 2: The US economy recovered 4.8 million jobs in June, the second consecutive month in which millions of people return to work after the massive layoffs that occurred in the first weeks of the coronavirus crisis.
Many of the jobs recovered were in the bars, restaurants, and retail sectors.
The unemployment rate stands at 11.1%, 2.2 percentage points below May, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Weekly unemployment protection claims continue to hover around 1.4 million.
In the case of Latinos, unemployment affects 14.5%, although this percentage does not include the situation of undocumented immigrants.
The BLS figures were anticipated one day by the holiday on July 4 and coincided with those corresponding to the initial applications for unemployment insurance, which in the week ending June 27 were 1.42 million.
In total, 19.29 million people have been collecting this aid for more than two weeks due to a lack of work.