Updated: November 12, 2020 07:58 AM
Created: November 12, 2020 07:37 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 709,000, the fourth straight drop and a sign that the job market is slowly healing.
The figures coincide with a sharp resurgence in confirmed viral infections to an all-time high above 120,000 a day. Cases are rising in 49 states, and deaths are increasing in 39.
The nation has now recorded 240,000 virus-related deaths and 10.3 million confirmed infections.
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