1.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 1.5 million last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 1.5 million last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON
WASHINGTON (AP) – About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for United States unemployment benefits last week, evidence that many Americans are still losing their jobs even as the economy appears to be slowly recovering with more businesses partially reopening. The latest figure from the Labor Department marked the 10th straight weekly decline in applications for…

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