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For the first time in 5 months, new weekly unemployment claims are under 1 million

1 month ago   |   By WTAE

Another 963,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Department of Labor said.
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Initial jobless claims dip below one million for first time since March

Initial jobless claims dip below one million for first time since March

1 month ago   |   By Times Union

The number of workers filing initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits for the week ending Aug. 8 dipped below one million for the first time since March, falling to 963,000, down 228,000 from 1,191,000 the previous week, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday.
The previous week's figure had been revised upward by 5,000.
In New York, initial claims tumbled by 21,905 to 52,092 from 73,997 the previous week.
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US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high

US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the pandemic intensified five months ago yet still remains at a high level. The viral pandemic keeps forcing layoffs just as the expiration of a $600-a-week federal jobless benefit has deepened the hardships for many.
The Labor Department said applications fell to 963,000, the second straight drop, from 1.2 million the previous week. The decline suggests that layoffs are slowing, though last week's figure still exceeds the pre-pandemic record of just under...
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US weekly jobless claims fall below 1 million for the first time since March

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

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

New US jobless claims for the week that ended Saturday totaled 963,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That came in below the consensus economist estimate of 1.1 million.
This week's report brought total filings over a 21-week period to more than 56 million.
Continuing claims, the aggregate total of people receiving unemployment benefits, totaled 15.5 million for the week that ended August 1.
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Fewer than 1 million Americans filed new claims for unemployment insurance last week for the first time since mid-March.
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Weekly initial jobless claims fall below 1 million for first time in 21 weeks

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

Economists have repeatedly warned that the nation will not see any recovery in the labor market until there is a vaccine.
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US workers file under a million jobless claims for first time since March

US workers file under a million jobless claims for first time since March

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

Some 963,000 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as new jobless claims fell below 1 million for the first time since March.
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U.S. weekly jobless claims fell to 963,000, first time below 1 million since mid-March

1 month ago   |   By CNBC

The total claims of 963,000 was well below the estimate of 1.1 million from economists surveyed by Dow Jones.
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