The larger trend in jobless claims is down, while airline reservations and manufacturing work shifts are up.
More people are relying on gig work, which puts a lot of risk on the workers themselves.
More Americans are returning to the labor market. But more are also joing the ranks of the long-term unemployed.
No state lets people stay on unemployment benefits for more than 26 weeks.
The pandemic has led to churn in the job market — layoffs, rehires and new hires that reflect shifting demand in the economy.
While new jobless claims fell below 1 million for the first time in 21 weeks, we're still a long way away from a "good" economy.
More than 1.4 million laid-off Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week
Money in jobless people's pockets can stimulate the economy, but longer unemployment payments could slow a recovery, experts say.
For some people, moving might be an option. For others, not much might change.