U.S. jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 963,000 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 963,000 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the pandemic intensified five months ago yet still remains at a high level. The viral pandemic keeps forcing layoffs just as the expiration of a $600-a-week federal jobless benefit has deepened the…

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