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Weekly Job Numbers report: 742,000 jobless claims last week

The number of people filing for unemployment increased last week. First-time jobless claims totaled 742,000 for the week, according to the labor department. That’s about 30,000 more filings than economists expected. Continuing claims dropped by nearly 430,000,…

Unemployment claims last week

Another 709,000 Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis. The labor department reported those official numbers Thursday. There were also nearly 300,000 new pandemic unemployment assistance filings. That program gives…

Unemployment numbers dropped last week

First-time unemployment claims total 837,000 last week, posting a lower number than economists had expected and a drop in claims from the week before. This marked the fifth consecutive week that first time jobless claims were under a million after…

1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment

The American job crisis is far from over. According to the Department of Labor, another one and a half million Americans filed initial jobless claims last week. That brings the total number of new jobless claims filed since mid-March to…

6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits nearly doubled last week. A total of more than 6.6 million people filed for unemployment last week. That’s way worse than analysts expected, and it shatters last week’s record 3.3 million claims.…