U.S. jobless claims rise to 778,000 as pandemic worsens

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS increased to 778,000 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 778,000, evidence that the United States economy and job market remain under strain as coronavirus cases surge and colder weather heighten the risks. The Labor Department's report Wednesday said jobless claims climbed from 748,000 the week before. Before the virus…

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