The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell again last week to the lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence that the job market and the broader economy are rebounding rapidly from the coronavirus recession.
The Labor Department reported Thursday that jobless claims dropped by 51,000 to 364,000. Applications for unemployment benefits have fallen more or less steadily since the year began. The rollout of vaccines has sharply reduced new COVID-19 cases, giving consumers the confidence to shop, travel, eat out and attend public events as the economy recovers.
Sign up for your daily digest of Central Pa. News.
Homes sale prices up in York-Adams, but remain affordable
History-making $5M donation to Millersville University to benefit business studi[...]
Elizabethtown College receives $6.5 million gift, second largest in institutionâ[...]
Ollieâ€™s looks to hire for 2,000 positions nationwide through one-day hiring ev[...]
Harrisburg Esports team to open public-facing gaming center this year