TDN World Desk: Due to coronavirus lockdown Americans are fearing joblessness. Newly released data showed that 6.6 million american citizens filed initial jobless claims.

On Thursday Labour Department said that about 16.8 million have filed in the past three weeks, and analysts expect the numbers to keep rising.

The joblessness figure likely to increase as factories, restaurants, hotels, shop, and most other means of earning are closed due to the pandemic.