Jobless claims plunge to 787,000, after predictions of 828,000

Economy still fighting impact of coronavirus

WND News ServicesBy WND News Services
Published December 31, 2020 at 1:27pm

BY Thomas Catenacci
Daily Caller News Foundation

The number of Americans filing new unemployment claims decreased to 787,000 last week as the economy continued to suffer the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to the Department of Labor.

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) figure released Thursday represented a decrease of new jobless claims compared to the week ending Dec. 26, in which there were 803,000 new jobless claims reported. Roughly 19.6 million Americans continue to collect unemployment benefits, according to the BLS report Thursday.



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