COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in U.S.

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 860,000 last week . / AP FILE PHOTO/GENE J. PUSKAR
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak. Before the pandemic hit the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week, even during the depths of the 2007-2009…

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