U.S. jobless claims drop to pandemic low 281,000

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS dropped by 10,000 to 281,000 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to a pandemic low last week, another sign that the job market and economy continue to recover from last year's coronavirus recession. Jobless claims dropped by 10,000 to 281,000, lowest since mid-March 2020, the Labor Department said Thursday. Since topping 900,000 in early…

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