We should be getting the latest unemployment claims numbers in the US in about 30 minutes, at 13:30 BST (12:30 GMT). In the past eight weeks more than 30 million Americans have lost their jobs amid the pandemic.
Meanwhile in France, nearly 850,000 people became jobless in April, raising the total to more than 4.5 million. The government employment agency (Pole) said this was the highest since records began in 1996.
April was the first full month under the strict coronavirus lockdown. But officials said nearly three-quarters of the people who became unemployed in April had already been registered as under-employed.