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Unemployment filings drop as more in NH return to work

1 month ago   |   By WMUR

Fewer than 1 million Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week, the lowest number since March, and in New Hampshire, state officials said people are returning to the workforce at a faster pace than most of the country.
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Weekly jobless claims dipped below 1 million for the first time since March. But the numbers still aren't pretty

Weekly jobless claims dipped below 1 million for the first time since March. But the numbers still aren't pretty

1 month ago   |   By Fortune

In a pandemic, any incremental improvement is something of a relief. But taking a step back, the numbers are still staggering.
On Thursday, the Department of Labor said that weekly initial jobless claims were 963,000 for the week ending August 8-down 228,000 from last week's revised level, and, perhaps most importantly, below the one million mark for the first time in 20 weeks.
While the numbers are certainly better, “It's just a testament to how far we've fallen. These numbers are bad, there's no getting around it,” Edward Jones' Nela Richardson states. “The economy isn't creating new...
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US weekly jobless claims fall below 1 million for first time since mid-March

US weekly jobless claims fall below 1 million for first time since mid-March

1 month ago   |   By RT

The US Labor Department said on Thursday that another 963,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis. It's the first time in five months that the number is below a million.
It was the lowest number of weekly initial claims since mid-March, when the US economy went into shutdown to contain the spread of coronavirus. Still, the numbers are historically high. In the same week last year, just 218,000 people filed for initial benefits.
Continued jobless claims, which count people who have applied for benefits for at least two weeks in a...
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