First-Time Unemployment Claims Dip, Remain High

​States reported that 779,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Jan. 30, a decrease of 33,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell to 4.6 million. About 18 million people are receiving

some type of unemployment aid.Weekly unemployment claims have remained elevated since the coronavirus outbreak triggered widespread business shutdowns last spring and have generally tr

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