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Workers file 744,000 new jobless claims in troubling sign for COVID recovery

3 days ago   |   By New York Post

The number of workers seeking unemployment benefits stubbornly jumped again last week even amid hopes that the labor market was getting back on track, the feds said Thursday. Last week's 744,000 initial jobless claims brought the total for the COVID-19 pandemic to about 79 million - a number more than triple the size of North...
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US jobless claims up to 744K as virus still forces layoffs

US jobless claims up to 744K as virus still forces layoffs

3 days ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 744,000, signaling that many employers are still cutting jobs even as more people are vaccinated against COVID-19, consumers gain confidence and the government distributes aid throughout the economy.
The Labor Department said Thursday that applications increased by 16,000 from 728,000 a week earlier. Jobless claims have declined sharply since the virus slammed into the economy in March of last year. But they remain high by historical standards: Before the pandemic erupted, weekly applications...
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