US unemployment rate rises as Biden pushes COVID stimulus

Published on February 6, 2021 by

US jobs figures have revealed there are close to 10 million more people out of work than a year ago, as US President Joe Biden laid out his case for why Americans need nearly $2 trillion in coronavirus relief.

President Biden met with Democratic leaders in the House of Representative after Vice President Kamala Harris acted as a tie-breaker in the Senate to advance a COVID-19 stimulus package.

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