U.S. jobless claims at 870,000 as fraud and backlogs cloud data

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 870,000 last week, while continuing claims declined to 12.6 million. / AP FILE PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking United States unemployment aid rose slightly last week to 870,000, a historically high figure that shows that the viral pandemic is still squeezing restaurants, airlines, hotels and many other businesses six months after it first erupted. The figure coincides with evidence that some newly laid-off Americans are…

Want More?

Subscribe or register with Providence Business News to keep reading.

REGISTER
for 2 more stories

Subscribe now for $1 for 4 weeks
Already a Subscriber? Login now

Purchase NowWant to share this story? Click Here to purchase a link that allows anyone to read it on any device whether or not they are a subscriber.

- Advertisement -

No posts to display