U.S. jobless claims remain high at 712,000 as virus escalates

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 712,000 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 712,000 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell as the nation celebrated Thanksgiving last week to a still-high 712,000, the latest sign that the United States economy and job market remain under stress from the intensified viral outbreak. Thursday's report from the Labor Department said that initial claims for jobless aid…

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