More than 1.5 million Americans filed new claims for unemployment insurance during the first week of June, the Labor Department reported Thursday—the lowest level since the start of the coronavirus pandemic but still well above historic norms.
Another 2.4 million Americans filed initial jobless claims last week, the Labor Department reported yesterday, bringing to 38.6 million workers who have applied for unemployment assistance since the coronavirus pandemic clobbered the U.S. economy nine weeks ago.
Americans filed 3.8 million new unemployment claims last week, the Labor Department reported yesterday, bringing the six-week total to more than 30 million—nearly one-fifth of the entire U.S. workforce.
The Labor Department reported a seasonally adjusted 5.245 million people filed initial unemployment claims for the week of ending April 11, marking the fourth consecutive week of multi-million claims and bringing total claims filed in the past four weeks to more than 22 million.
Nearly 6.6 million Americans filed new applications for unemployment benefits during the first week of April, the Labor Department reported yesterday, bringing the total number over the past three weeks to nearly 17 million.