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US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy. The…

US unemployment claims slip to still-high 787,000

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell slightly last week to 787,000, a historically high number that points to a weak job market held back by the viral pandemic. Thursday’s figure from the Labor…