George Floyd service, jobless claims, Arbery suspects in court: 5 things to know Thursday

Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:41 a.m. ET June 4, 2020 CLOSEGeorge Floyd to be remembered at Minneapolis serviceAs protests continue around the country over the death of George Floyd, the first of several memorial services will be held Thursday in Minneapolis. Floyd died Memorial Day after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s…

George Floyd service, jobless claims, Arbery suspects in court: 5 things to know Thursday

Editors, USA TODAY
Published 3:41 a.m. ET June 4, 2020
CLOSEGeorge Floyd to be remembered at Minneapolis serviceAs protests continue around the country over the death of George Floyd, the first of several memorial services will be held Thursday in Minneapolis. Floyd died Memorial Day after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and saying he couldn’t breathe. On Thursday, a memorial service will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at North Central University. Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy; Floyd family attorney Benjamin Crump and Floyd’s family members will also participate. Memorial and funeral services will also be held in North Carolina on Saturday and in Texas next week.New charges in Floyd’s death:Chauvin faces second-degree murder; 3 other officers chargedWhat we know:Details about Floyd’s death and alleged counterfeit money in MinneapolisFloyd Mayweather to help:Retired boxing champ to pay for funeralResources, ways to help:100 ways you can take actionAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideNearly 2 million Americans likely filed jobless claims last weekAnother numbing wave of COVID-19-related layoffs is likely to be reported Thursday, with an estimated 1.8 million Americans having filed initial applications for unemployment insurance last week. That would push total unemployment claims over the past 11 weeks to a staggering 42.5 million. But it also would mark the ninth straight weekly decline since claims peaked at 6.9 million at the end of March.Jobless claims provide the best measure of layoffs across the U.S. but they don’t reflect just payroll cuts. Some Americans seeking benefits have been furloughed while others have seen their hours reduced.’Life-changing event’: COVID-19 could alter how we work, spend and retireHelp for the unemployed: Debate over $600 a week in jobless aid to intensify as claims riseCLOSE

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