US unemployment claims slip to still-high 787,000

US unemployment claims slip to still-high 787,000

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Created: January 07, 2021 07:46 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell slightly to 787,000, evidence of a job market stumbling in the face of the viral pandemic and the damage it has inflicted on the economy for nearly 10 months.

Thursday’s figure from the Labor Department, a slight decline from the previous week, showed that many employers are still cutting jobs as the pandemic tightens business restrictions and leads anxious consumers to stay home.

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