US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll (29)

News 12 2021.01.14 16:20
Associated Press Jan 14, 2021, 8:57am EST The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and evidence that the resurgent virus has caused a spike in layoffs. The latest figures for jobless claims, issued Thursday by the Labor Department, remain at levels never seen until the virus struck.
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