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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...
LAST WEEK alone, 6.6 million Americans have file for jobless benefits. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

Record 16.8 million have sought U.S. jobless aid since virus

WASHINGTON (AP) –  With a startling 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: More than...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS increased by 70,000 to a seasonally adjusted 281,000 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/JOHN LOCHER

U.S. jobless claims jump by 70,000 as virus starts to take...

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits surged last week by 70,000, indicating that the impact of the...

U.S. jobless claims rise a second week to 210,000, as forecast

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits increased for a second week, though remained near levels signaling that the labor market is historically...
UNITED STATES jobless claims declined by by 15,000 to 202,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. claims for jobless benefits fall to lowest since April

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits declined last week to the lowest level since mid-April, adding to evidence that the...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS increased 6,000 to 211,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. applications for jobless benefits rise less than forecast

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose less than forecast, marking the first increase in six weeks and adding to...
U.S. NONFARM payrolls increased 145,000 in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

U.S. jobs trail forecasts; wages rise least since mid-2018

WASHINGTON – The United States labor market ended the year with less momentum, as payroll gains cooled by more than forecast and wages rose...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS declined 9,000 to 214,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims decrease to lowest level in 5 weeks

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits fell to a five-week low, the latest indication that the labor market remains solid just ahead...
UNITED STATES jobless claims dropped by 18,000 to 234,000. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims plummet but miss forecasts for bigger drop

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits fell last week by the most since February though missed forecasts for a larger drop, potentially...

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