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Weekly unemployment claims have fallen to their lowest level since the pandemic began in March

The number of new jobless claims in the United States was 787,000 last week, the lowest number since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Economists polled by Dow Jones had expected 875,000 for the week ending October 17. The total reflected a drop of 55,000 from the previous week’s revised downward of 842,000. The last time the weekly loss amount …

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The unemployment rate in California is falling as new jobs are added despite the pandemic

California has regained more than a third of the 2.6 million non-agricultural jobs the country’s most populous state lost to the coronavirus pandemic in March and April, state officials said Friday. The leisure and hospitality sector accounted for half of the total gain of 96,000 jobs in experience, the biggest month-on-month loss in August, when restaurants, hotels and other hospitality …

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Unemployment Benefit: 898,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits

According to the Department of Labor, Americans made another 898,000 initial jobless claims last week, seasonally adjusted. That is more than economists expected and 53,000 more than the previous week. Weekly claims have fallen far from peaking at 6.9 million in late March. But the improvements have slowed to a snail’s pace in the past few weeks – and were …

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Weekly $ 300 Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Ends In California

Weekly $ 300 Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Ends In California Millions of Californians were dependent on additional unemployment benefits of $ 300 a week, but that will all end when the last round of payments expires next week. OAKLAND, California – – Millions of Californians were dependent on additional unemployment benefits of $ 300 a week, but that will all end …

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At 7.9%, the unemployment rate in the US means trouble for Trump

(Reuters) – The US unemployment rate fell from 8.4% in August to 7.9% in September, a huge drop that, in normal times, would be welcome news for an incumbent president who is re-elected in just over a month aspires to. FILE PHOTO: People line up outside the Kentucky Career Center opening to find help with their jobless claims in Frankfort, …

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Unemployment benefit claims drop to 837,000 as the slow recovery continues

Initial unemployment insurance claims stood at 837,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday as the labor market continues its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected 850,000. According to seasonally adjusted figures, the weekly total was a decrease of 36,000 compared to the upwardly corrected 870,000 of the previous week. This was the fifth week …

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Some payments from Pa. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance was delayed

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announced that it is introducing additional anti-fraud measures and identification of the unemployment pandemic assistance program after a surge in suspicious claims. Payments for new applicants will be temporarily delayed until the new measures are implemented, L&I said. People who have already opened a PUA claim will not be affected. Applicants for other …

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Weekly unemployment claims unexpectedly rise to a total of 870,000

The number of first-time applicants for unemployment benefits was slightly higher than expected last week, as the labor market is sluggishly recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Labor reported Thursday that initial jobless claims for the week ended September 19 were 870,000. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected claims of 850,000 for the first time, a slight decrease …

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