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, marking a pandemic-era low at 6.37 million.

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