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Number of laid-off workers seeking jobless aid stuck at 1.3M

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits remained stuck at 1.3 million last week, an historically high level that indicates...

Layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million seek jobless aid

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 1.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a historically high pace that shows that many employers are...
THERE WERE 6.5 million U.S. hirings in May. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON

U.S. hiring soared in May as mass layoffs eased

WASHINGTON (AP) – The job market took a big step toward healing in May, though plenty of damage remains, as a record level of...
GLEN BUHLMANN, lower left, fills out a job application during a walk- and drive-up job fair in Seattle for clothing maker Outdoor Research in May. U.S. employers likely rehired several million more workers in June, thereby reducing a Depression-level unemployment rate, but the most up-to-date data suggests that a resurgent coronavirus will limit further gains. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

U.S. unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns underway

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported Thursday. But...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 1.48 million last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH

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

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...

1.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) – About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for United States unemployment benefits last week, a historically high number, even as the economy...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 1.5 million last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON

1.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits

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...
A COMMITTEE of economists from the National Bureau of Economic Research have declared that the U.S. entered into a recession in February. / AP FILE PHOTO/JEFF ROBERSON

A U.S. recession began in Feb. in the face of coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States economy entered a recession in February as the coronavirus struck the nation, a group of economists declared Monday,...
THE U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT to 13.3% in May, a decline from 14.7% one month prior. / AP FILE PHOTO/TONY DEJAK

Unemployment rate falls to 13.3%, U.S. adds 2.5M jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May from 14.7%, and 2.5 million jobs were added – a surprisingly...

1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly 1.9 million people applied for United States unemployment benefits last week, the ninth straight decline since applications spiked in mid-March,...

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