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Jobless Claims Hit A New Pandemic Low As Fewer Americans Claim Unemployment Benefits

Jobless claims got a new pandemic low as fewer Americans claim unemployment benefits

10/28/2021 6:08:00 PM

Jobless claims got a new pandemic low as fewer Americans claim unemployment benefits

Jobless claims dropped to the lowest since March of 2020, according to data from the Labor Department.

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