U.S. unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 965,000 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and evidence that the resurgent virus has caused a spike in layoffs. The latest figures for jobless claims, issued Thursday by the Labor Department, remain at levels never seen until the virus struck. Before the pandemic,…

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