Nearly 1.5 Million Americans File New Claims For Jobless Benefits

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Nearly 1.5 million U.S. workers filed new applications for unemployment benefits in the third week of June despite easing coronavirus-related restrictions, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department.

In the week ending June 20, the seasonally adjusted number of initial claims for unemployment insurance totaled 1,480,000, a decrease of 60,000 from the previous week’s revised level of 1,540,000 claims.

With last week’s claims, more than 6.6 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits through both programs since the start of June—almost triple the total jobs gained in 2019.

Read more at THE HILL.



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