Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to still-high 1.48M

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 1.48 million last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 1.48 million last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of laid-off workers who applied for unemployment benefits declined slightly to 1.48 million last week, the 12th straight drop and a sign that layoffs are slowing but are still at a painfully high level. The steady decline in claims suggests that the job market has begun to slowly heal from…

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