Still, the number of first-time applications has now declined for six weeks straight.
The statistics the government uses to measure unemployment are likely underreporting the results of the pandemic.
With the weekly jobless claims out Thursday, we look at whether the tight labor market is creating opportunities for younger workers. Are employers more willing to look at — and train — younger workers? And are young workers prepared for the jobs that are available? Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Back in '73, the U.S. was already in a recession that would leave deep scars on the economy.