Washington, August 20 (Xinhua) the number of people applying for unemployment benefits for the first time increased by 135000 to 1106000 month on month in the week ending August 15, according to data released by the U.S. Labor Department on August 20. This is the index since the previous week dropped to 971000, a new breakthrough of 1 million. < p > < p > data also showed that in the week ending August 8, the number of jobless claims fell by 636000 to 14844000, the lowest level since the beginning of April this year. < / P > < p > analysts believe that the number of first-time jobless claims jumped again after several weeks of decline, highlighting that the U.S. job market recovery is still faltering. At present, there are still tens of thousands of newly diagnosed cases in the United States every day, which has a continuous impact on the U.S. economy, especially on the catering industry, tourism industry and entertainment industry. At the same time, the U.S. Congress is still arguing over a new round of economic stimulus, threatening the fragile momentum of economic recovery. As the aid funds provided by the government to enterprises have run out, a large number of enterprises have gone bankrupt, especially the rapid disappearance of small and medium-sized enterprises, resulting in high unemployment rate.