Jobless claims come in at 847,000, below predictions

Department of Labor reports decrease from week earlier

WND News ServicesBy WND News Services
Published January 28, 2021 at 10:47am

By Thomas Catenacci
Daily Caller News Foundation

The number of Americans filing new unemployment claims decreased to 847,000 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 in the number of new jobless claims compared to the week ending Jan. 16, in which there were 900,000 new jobless claims reported. Roughly 18.3 million Americans continue to collect unemployment benefits, according to the BLS report Thursday.

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