Unemployment Claims Rise For Second Straight Week


Initial unemployment claims rose for the second week in a row, coming in at a seasonally adjusted 1.4 million for the week ending July 25.

The 1,434,000 claims was an uptick from the revised 1,422,000 the previous week.

Weekly claims have surpassed an unprecedented 1 million every week since the pandemic took hold in March but had been on a downward trajectory until mid-July, as new COVID-19 outbreaks around the country led some states to reimpose restrictions that have shuttered businesses.

Read more at The Hill.



  1. What’s worse, is that not one of my friends invited me up to the Catskills for Shabbos Nachamu. Very sad. Now my Tisha biav will be extended for a whole week. I’ll just have to stay in the hot City with all the rest of the losers.


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