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U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Climb To Highest In Over Four Months

RTTNews Thursday, 14 January 2021 ()
First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits climbed by much more than expected in the week ended January 9th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims rose to 965,000, an increase of 181,000 from the previous week's revised level of 784,000.
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The number of Americans filing first-time applications for unemployment benefits surged last week, confirming a weakening in labor market conditions as a worsening COVID-19 pandemic disrupts operations at restaurants and other businesses. Fred Katayama reports.

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