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For 13th straight week unemployment claims top 1m, as 1.5m new filings reported

THE number of Americans who filed jobless claims last week is more than a million for the 13th week in a row.

Another 1.5 million people filed claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the US Department of Labor announced on Thursday.

Another 1.5 million people filed claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the US Department of Labor announced on Thursday.
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Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the most filings in one week was 695,000, 38 years ago.


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