But it could take more than a year to get back to pre-pandemic levels.
The larger trend in jobless claims is down, while airline reservations and manufacturing work shifts are up.
It's employees of small businesses who are most at risk, according to one payroll processor.
At first, a new COVID-19 system caused hundreds of thousands of entrance exam grades to be deflated.
Chalk it up to parts of the economy reopening.
College seniors are faced with ending the biggest chapter of their lives so far and looking for a job during a global pandemic and record unemployment.
The longer you're laid off, the more likely it is to become permament.
The New York Times' Neil Irwin has spent some time trying to figure out exactly that.