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  • Another 860,000 Americans Filed Weekly Jobless Claims Last Week

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week ticked down by 33,000 from the previous week to 860,000, as the labor market continues its grueling recovery from the COVID-19 recession. The Labor Department also noted in its Sept. 17 release (pdf)…
  • U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Stall at 884,000

    U.S. weekly jobless claims held steady at 884,000 last week, slightly above Wall Street expectations. Economists had forecast initial claims to drop to around 850,000 from 881,000 originally reported last week. Last week’s figure was revised up by 3,000 to…
  • U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Back Above One Million

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off workers seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose to 1.1 million last week after two weeks of declines, evidence that many employers are still slashing jobs as the coronavirus bedevils the U.S. economy.…