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Economy Jul 231.4 million seek jobless aid, first increase since March
The number of laid-off Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time since the pandemic struck in March.
Economy Jul 16Number of laid-off workers seeking jobless aid stayed at 1.3 million last week
The number of laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits remained stuck at 1.3 million last week.
Nation Jul 11AP FACT CHECK: If he’s said it once, he’s said it 100 times
COVID-19 testing would be the envy of the world, the economy would be on the cusp of roaring back, the threat would be receding in a pandemic that has sickened more than 3.1 million Americans and killed more than 134,000.
Economy Jul 09Layoffs remain high as 1.3 million seek jobless aid
More than 1.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a historically high pace that shows that many employers are still laying people off in the face of a resurgent coronavirus.
Nation Jul 06Treasury names over 650,000 small businesses receiving government loans
The Treasury Department on Monday released the names of more than 650,000 companies that received funds from the government's small business lending program, a massive effort intended to support the economy as states shut down in April to contain the…
Economy Jul 02U.S. adds 4.8 million jobs as unemployment falls to 11.1%
U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, as the job market improved for a second straight month.
Economy Jun 25Applications for jobless aid fall to nearly 1.5 million, a slowing but still-high level
The number of laid-off workers who applied for unemployment benefits declined slightly to 1.48 million last week, the 12th straight drop and a sign that layoffs are slowing but are still at a painfully high level.
Economy Jun 19Hiring rose in 46 states in May, yet jobless rates remain high
Employers added jobs in 46 states last month, evidence that the U.S. economy’s surprise hiring gain in May was spread broadly across the country — in both states that began reopening their economies early and those that did so only…
Economy Jun 181.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits
About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a historically high number, even as the economy increasingly reopens and employers bring some people back to work.
Economy Jun 111.5 million more laid-off workers sought unemployment benefits last week
About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that many Americans are still losing their jobs even as the economy appears to be slowly recovering with more businesses partially reopening.