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Dow Jones Ticks Higher Despite Historic April Unemployment Report

The Dow Jones is pushing higher today as markets digest one of the worst jobs reports in the history of the country. The U.S. Labor Department reported that the U.S. economy lost 20.5 million jobs in April, the highest figure in history. The unemployment rate increased from 4.4% to 14.7%. Hospitality, retail, and manufacturing sectors also reported large declines in employment due to COVID- 19. More on these figures below. Here's everything moving the Dow today. The post Dow Jones Ticks Higher Despite Historic April Unemployment Report appeared first on Money Morning - We Make Investing Profitable . Read more... Tags: dow jones today To get full access to all Money Morning content, click here About Money Morning: Money Morning gives you access to a team of ten market experts with more than 250 years of combined investing experience – for free . Our experts – who have appeared on FOXBusiness, CNBC, NPR, and BloombergTV – deliver daily investing tips and stock picks, provide analysis with actions to take, and answer your biggest market questions. Our goal is to help our millions of e-newsletter subscribers and visitors become smarter, more confident investors. Disclaimer: © 2020 Money Morning and Money Map Press. All Rights Reserved. Protected by copyright of the United States and international treaties. Any reproduction, copying, or redistribution (electronic or otherwise, including the world wide web), of content from this webpage, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of Money Morning. 16 W. Madison St. Baltimore, MD, 21201.
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