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Jobless Claims Hit New Pandemic Low As Number Of Americans Receiving Unemployment Benefits Falls To 3.3 Million

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

About 290,000 people filed new unemployment claims last week, less than the 300,000 economists were expecting.
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US weekly jobless claims slide to 290,000 - setting a fresh pandemic-era low

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Weekly jobless claims fell to 290,000 last week, landing at a new pandemic-era low.
Economists expected filings for unemployment benefits to edge higher to 300,000.
Continuing claims fell to 2.48 million for the week that ended October 9, also beating estimates.
Filings for unemployment insurance slid again last week, placing them at another pandemic-era low. Jobless claims reached 290,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. The median estimate from economists surveyed by Bloomberg was for a slight increase to 300,000 claims. The print marked a third...
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US unemployment claims fall to new pandemic low of 290,000

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a new low point since the pandemic erupted, evidence that layoffs are declining as companies hold onto workers.
Unemployment claims dropped 6,000 to 290,000 last week, the third straight drop, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the fewest people to apply for benefits since March 14, 2020, when the pandemic intensified. Applications for jobless aid, which generally track the pace of layoffs, have fallen steadily from about 900,000 in January.
Layoffs levels are...
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