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US workers file 751,000 jobless claims, COVID-19 total nears 66 million

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

Some 751,000 Americans applied for jobless benefits last week but the number of workers joining the nation's unemployment rolls continued to drop, the feds said Thursday. The US Department of Labor figures mean workers have filed a seasonally adjusted total of 65.9 million initial jobless claims over the past eight months of the coronavirus pandemic...
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Jobless claims fall to 751,000, but new infections a threat

Jobless claims fall to 751,000, but new infections a threat

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 751,000, the lowest since March, but it's still historically high and indicates the viral pandemic is forcing many employers to cut jobs.
Applications for unemployment aid fell 40,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department said Thursday. They fell in 30 states, including big drops in California, Florida and Texas. Claims rose in Arizona, Illinois, and Michican.
Rising confirmed virus cases in nearly every state, along with a cutoff in federal aid, are threatening to weaken the...
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US jobless claims aid fall to 751,000, virus resurges

US jobless claims aid fall to 751,000, virus resurges

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 751,000, the lowest since March, but it's still historically high and indicates the viral pandemic is still forcing many employers to cut jobs.
Rising confirmed virus cases in nearly every state, along with a cutoff in federal aid, are threatening to weaken the economy in the coming months. As temperatures fall, restaurants and bars will likely serve fewer customers outdoors. And many consumers may increasingly stay home to avoid infection. Those trends could force employers to slash more jobs during the...
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U.S. weekly jobless claims total 751,000, vs 778,000 expected

1 month ago   |   By CNBC

The number of first-time unemployment-benefits filers declined for a second straight week and hit its lowest level since March.
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