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New unemployment claims fall below 1 million for the first time in five months

1 month ago   |   By Politico

New unemployment claims fell last week to 963,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday, the first time in months the figure has been less than 1 million.
An additional 488,622 laid-off workers filed for jobless aid under the new pandemic unemployment assistance program, created for those not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits like the self-employed and gig workers.
Though the numbers are gradually falling, the report indicates workers are still being pushed out of their jobs at historic levels during the coronavirus pandemic.
New applications filed in state programs are...
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US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high

US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER
WASHINGTON - The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the pandemic intensified five months ago yet still remains at a high level. The viral pandemic keeps forcing layoffs just as the expiration of a $600-a-week federal jobless benefit has deepened the hardships for many.
The Labor Department said applications fell to 963,000, the second straight drop, from 1.2 million the previous week. The decline suggests that layoffs are slowing, though last week's figure still exceeds the pre-pandemic...
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For the first time in 5 months, new weekly unemployment claims are under 1 million

For the first time in 5 months, new weekly unemployment claims are under 1 million

1 month ago   |   By WGAL

Another 963,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Department of Labor said.
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