They may have been spared the high mortality rates of older generations, but COVID-19 threatens to permanently scar the career prospects of young people.
The figure has now topped 1 million for 16 straight weeks, largely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The extra jobless pay, designed to reduce economic suffering from the coronavirus pandemic, expires this month.
The U.S. economy added a record 4.8 million jobs in June.
More than 44 million Americans have filed for unemployment in a 12-week period because of COVID-19.
A new analysis shows relief checks and extra unemployment benefits have put food on the table and offered peace of mind amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Emergency benefits are expiring before any recovery has happened.
A sudden resurgence of COVID-19 cases is threatening to derail what had looked like the start of an economic recovery.
The environment is degrading, an aging population needs care, and wages are stagnant. And that was before COVID-19. A job guarantee could address it all.