The strain on the US economy is expected on GDP growth when it is announced for the quarter but the weekly unemployment numbers are showing strain. In fact, signs of strain in the US economy in the aftermath of Coronavirus were visible in the jobs data. Jobless claims for previous week came in at a record 3.28 million. This clearly indicates that too many jobs had been lost to layoffs as the US went into a total lockdown to contain the spread of the virus. In the US economy, the jobless percentage had gone as low as 4% but now the layoffs appear to be increasing in the market. That is an indicator that weak GDP data could follow soon.