US braced for another rise in unemployment figures
6 August 2010 Last updated at 12:43 BST
Employment figures due out in the United States are expected to show more evidence of the deteriorating labour market in the world's biggest economy.
Economists are predicting that as many as 80,000 jobs could have been cut from US payrolls in July. This follows job losses totalling 125,000 in June.
Caroline Hepker reports from New York.