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

U.S. JOBLESS claims totaled 1.3 million last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY
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 many companies are still cutting jobs as the viral outbreak intensifies. The elevated level of applications for jobless aid is occurring as new confirmed cases of coronavirus are spiking across much…

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