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U.S. jobless claims jump back above 1 million

Aug 20, 2020
A rising number of people who have lost jobs say they consider their loss to be permanent.
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U.S. jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high

Aug 13, 2020
The decline suggests that layoffs are slowing, though last week’s figure is still above the pre-pandemic record of just under 700,000.
The Labor Department said that applications fell to 963,000, the second straight drop, from 1.2 million the previous week.
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1.2 million seek unemployment benefits after $600 federal check ends

Aug 6, 2020
It's evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as the weekly federal jobless payment has expired.
The Labor Department’s report marked the 20th straight week that at least 1 million people have sought jobless aid. Pictured: A sign asking clients to wear a mask and respect social distancing is seen on the door of a closed store in Los Angeles.
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The number of people seeking unemployment benefits is up for the first time since March

Jul 23, 2020
The rise in weekly jobless claims to 1.4 million underscores the outsize role the unemployment insurance system is playing as a safety net.
The Labor Department said Thursday that roughly 32 million people are receiving unemployment benefits.
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Applications for jobless aid fall to still-high 1.48 million

Jun 25, 2020
It's the 12th straight drop in first-time claims, a sign that layoffs are slowing but still at a high level.
Unemployment application forms outside a Florida library.
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