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Nearly 43 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits during the pandemic

1 month ago   |   By WLWT

1.9 million workers filed for unemployment last week, the ninth straight weekly decline as more businesses reopen.
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1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - Nearly 1.9 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, the ninth straight decline since applications spiked in mid-March, a sign that the gradual reopening of businesses has slowed the loss of jobs.
The diminishing pace suggests that the job market meltdown that was triggered by the coronavirus may have bottomed out as more companies call at least some of their former employees back to work.
The total number of people who are now receiving jobless aid rose only slightly to 21.5 million, suggesting that rehiring is offsetting some of the ongoing layoffs.
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Coronavirus in US: 1.9M workers seek jobless aid in 9th straight weekly decline

Coronavirus in US: 1.9M workers seek jobless aid in 9th straight weekly decline

1 month ago   |   By ABC

1.9 million more workers sought jobless aid in a ninth straight weekly decline as more businesses across the United States began to reopen.
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Christopher Columbus statue toppled in Baltimore, thrown into harbor

Christopher Columbus statue toppled in Baltimore, thrown into harbor

People tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it the Inner Harbor Saturday in Baltimore. Read more ...

Neil Young ‘NOT ok' with Trump playing his music at Mount Rushmore event

Neil Young ‘NOT ok' with Trump playing his music at Mount Rushmore event

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Stimulus money could pose dilemmas in nursing homes

Stimulus money could pose dilemmas in nursing homes

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Ron Rivera working on new nickname with Redskins owner

Ron Rivera working on new nickname with Redskins owner

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'I am running for president of the United States': Kanye West says he's...

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What you need to know about COVID-19: US marks Fourth of July with pleas for...

What you need to know about COVID-19: US marks Fourth of July with pleas for people to skip parties

Without the right measures to stop the spread of the virus, health experts fear the holiday weekend could bring a wave of new infections that could overwhelm hospitals. Read more ...

Yankees' DJ LeMahieu and Luis Cessa test positive for coronavirus

Yankees' DJ LeMahieu and Luis Cessa test positive for coronavirus

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Man Who Drove Into Black Lives Matter Protesters In Seattle Is Identified

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Hot dog champs repeat as July 4 gluttony fest moves indoors

Hot dog champs repeat as July 4 gluttony fest moves indoors

Joey Chestnut downed 75 wieners and buns in 10 minutes and Sudo downed 48 1/2 in the same span, setting world records for both the men's and women's events. Read more ...

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka hit in head by Giancarlo Stanton line drive

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka hit in head by Giancarlo Stanton line drive

Just minutes after the Yankees opened spring training 2.0 in The Bronx, Masahiro Tanaka suffered a frightening injury when he took a line drive to the right side of his head... Read more ...