U.S. layoffs remain elevated as 840,000 seek jobless aid

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 840,000, last week . / AP FILE PHOTO/GENE J. PUSKAR
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 840,000, last week . / AP FILE PHOTO/GENE J. PUSKAR
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to a still-high 840,000, evidence that job cuts remain elevated seven months into the pandemic recession. The latest sign of a flagging recovery comes two days after President Donald Trump cut off talks over a new rescue aid package that economists…

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