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Pa. unemployment drops for fifth straight month (access required)

Unemployment in Pennsylvania declined for the fifth consecutive month to 6.6% in July. The state Department of Labor & Industry said the unemployment rate was down three-tenths of a percentage point from June. The U.S. rate fell by half a percent from June to July to 5.4%. Comparatively, the state’s unemployment rate was 6.4% below ...

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U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly rise, overall trend points lower

WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week but continuing claims dropped, another indication that the labor market recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be choppy. Businesses have reopened at a rapid clip, boosted by a rollback in restrictions now that more than ...

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US unemployment claims fall to 376,000, sixth straight drop

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the sixth straight week as the U.S. economy, held back for months by the coronavirus pandemic, reopens rapidly. Jobless claims fell by 9,000 to 376,000 from 385,000 the week before, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The number of people signing up for benefits ...

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