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US workers file 1.3 million more jobless claims as coronavirus total nears 50 million

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

The coronavirus crisis has forced American workers to file nearly 50 million applications for unemployment benefits in just four months, including 1.3 million last week, new federal data show. Thursday's figures from the US Department of Labor suggest the virus has sidelined more than 30 percent of the nation's workforce at some point since mid-March...
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Layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million workers seek US jobless aid

Layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million workers seek US jobless aid

1 month ago   |   By Chicago Tribune

Last week 1.3 million workers filed for U.S. unemployment assistance. In Illinois, for the week that ended July 4, there were 38,897 initial claims for jobless benefits.
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US weekly jobless claims hit 1.3 million, less than economist forecasts

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

US jobless claims for the week that ended Saturday totaled 1.3 million, the Labor Department said Thursday. That came in below the consensus economist estimate of 1.38 million.
Thursday's report marked the 14th straight week of declining claims. It also brought total filings over a 16-week period to nearly 50 million.
Continuing claims, the aggregate total of people receiving unemployment benefits, totaled 18.1 million for the week that ended June 27.
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