The amount of Americans who filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week .434 million, the Labor Department reported Thursday, approximately based on expectations, since the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the U.S. market. It had been the 19th straight week where first claims totaled at least 1 million and also the second successive week at which first claims rose after falling for 15 directly weeks.Economists polled by Dow Jones had expected claims to rise to 1.45 million for the week ending July 25.In another report, the authorities said second-quarter gross domestic product dropped a historical 32.9% on an annualized basis. Even though it was not as poor as the expected 34.7% decrease, it had been the worst fall ever, together with the nearest formerly coming from mid-1921.Continuing claims — that are written of those receiving unemployment benefits for two consecutive months — climbed by 867,000 into 17.018 million for the week ending July 18. Information on continuing claims is postponed by one week. “The degree of claims still staying elevated and the increase in continuing claims certainly reflects the reclosings within the last couple of months [that] we have seen in certain nations where the virus has flared up in,” said Peter Boockvar, chief investment officer in Bleakley Advisory Group. “Bumpy and irregular are the financial recovery until we have a vaccine in which a lot of the planet is mass-produced.”First claims registered in California totaled 249,007, the Labor Department said. In Florida and Georgiahowever, they dropped from greater than 100,000 into 87,062 and 84,581, respectively. These states are one of the ones that have witnessed a resurgence at coronavirus instances as state officials facilitate quarantine and social distancing measures. The most recent claims amounts come as lawmakers struggle to push ahead on a brand new coronavirus relief bundle. Before this week, Republicans suggested another round of $1,200 stimulation tests. But, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Wednesday that both Democrats and Republicans are “nowhere near a deal.”The Democratic-controlled House last month passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief package that included continuation of an extra annual unemployment benefit of $600. Republicans have balked at the proposal. The supplemental benefits expire Friday. Subscribe to CNBC PRO for exclusive advice and analysis, and live company day programming from all over the globe.