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Jobless claims continue to fall

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/03/20, 12:00 pm

WASHINGTON—The number of weekly unemployment applications has dropped below 1 million for the first time since early March. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Thursday report revealed 881,000 new claims for jobless benefits last week, and 1 million fewer Americans are receiving state unemployment than in the week before. Economists say the unemployment rate is slowly returning to normal, but the level of new applications remains higher than at any time in the report’s history before the pandemic.

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Unemployment ticks up

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/20/20, 11:48 am

After two weeks of decline, the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits last week rose to 1.1 million. The U.S. Department of Labor’s report on Thursday highlights the ongoing economic strain from the coronavirus pandemic five months after it started. The unemployment rate stands at 10.2 percent.

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Unemployment, stock market show positive signs

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 8/13/20, 03:49 pm

WASHINGTON—New jobless benefit claims in the United States dropped below 1 million last week for the first time since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The government’s report released on Thursday said unemployment applications fell for the second straight week, and employers laid off fewer workers across the country.

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