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Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Roughly 22 million Americans have lost their jobs amid the coronavirus shutdown over the past four weeks — a figure that roughly equals the cumulative workforce of 23 states, as noted by the New York Times' Peter Baker.

Why it matters: The U.S. has lost more jobs in the past month than it has gained in the 11 years since the end of the Great Recession, leaving a huge swath of the country financially vulnerable during a pandemic.

The total workforce of each of the 23 states, per Feb. 2020 labor force figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Alaska: 345,222
  • Arkansas: 1,367,278
  • Connecticut: 1,930,492
  • Delaware: 489,107
  • Hawaii: 669,073
  • Idaho: 891,650
  • Iowa: 1,752,764
  • Kansas: 1,496,507
  • Maine: 695,024
  • Mississippi: 1,276,525
  • Montana: 537,323
  • Nebraska: 1,042,417
  • Nevada: 1,559,531
  • New Hampshire: 779,489
  • New Mexico: 961,708
  • North Dakota: 404,494
  • Oklahoma: 1,844,281
  • Rhode Island: 558,452
  • South Dakota: 467,060
  • Utah: 1,630,696
  • Vermont: 340,147
  • West Virginia: 806,517
  • Wyoming: 294,173

The total: 22,139,920

Go deeper: U.S. likely lost more jobs in 4 weeks than it gained in 11 years

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Tunisians stage a protest in response to the problems in the health sector in the country, demanding the resignation of the government and the dissolution of the parliament in Tunis, Tunisia on July 25. Photo: Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Tunisian President Kais Saied announced Sunday that he had dismissed the country's prime minister and frozen the parliament amidst mass protests in the country, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: The move escalates Saied's longstanding feud with Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and poses a challenge to the 2014 constitution that "split powers between president, prime minister and parliament," per Reuters.

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Why it matters: Pelosi's announcement comes after she rejected two of the five Republican appointments offered by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

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Thomas Manger, the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

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