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FILE - In this March 31, 2020, file photo, a worker cleans along the Las Vegas Strip devoid of the usual crowds as casinos and other business are shuttered due to the coronavirus outbreak in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
WRVA News
February 04, 2021 - 1:06 pm
By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined to 779,000 last week, a still-historically high total that shows that a sizable number of people keep losing jobs to the viral pandemic. Last week’s total, the third straight...
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A hiring sign shows outside of Gray M. Sanborn Elementary School in Palatine, Ill., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
WRVA News
December 23, 2020 - 1:54 pm
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell by 89,000 last week to a still-elevated 803,000.
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Envelopes from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Reemployment Assistance Program are shown, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Surfside, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
AP News
November 25, 2020 - 1:09 pm
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week for a second straight week.
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, Boy Scouts of America uniforms are displayed in the retail store at the headquarters for the French Creek Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Summit Township, Pa.  (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP,
(Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP, File)
WRVA News
November 16, 2020 - 2:05 pm
By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Close to 90,000 sexual abuse claims have been filed against the Boy Scouts of America as the Monday deadline arrived for submitting claims in the organization’s bankruptcy case. The number far exceeds the initial projections of lawyers across the...
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A sign is seen outside of IDES (Illinois Department of Employment Security) WorkNet center in Arlington Heights, Ill., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Illinois reports biggest spike in unemployment claims of all states. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
AP News
November 12, 2020 - 10:36 am
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to 709,000.
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FILE - In this July 15, 2020, file photo, job seekers exercise social distancing as they wait to be called into the Heartland Workforce Solutions office in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
(AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
AP News
October 29, 2020 - 9:25 am
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 751,000, the lowest since March.
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FILE - In this July 18, 2020 file photo a closed sign hangs in the window of a barber shop in Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
AP News
September 24, 2020 - 9:39 am
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week to 870,000.
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a customer walks past a now hiring sign at an eatery in Richardson, Texas. The Labor Department reported unemployment numbers Thursday, Sept. 3. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
AP News
September 03, 2020 - 9:38 am
The number of laid-off Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to a still-elevated 881,000 last week.
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In this May 7, 2020, file photo, a person looks inside the closed doors of the Pasadena Community Job Center in Pasadena, Calif., during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
AP News
August 20, 2020 - 9:16 am
US Jobless Claims Jump Back Above One Million
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FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo, a large video display reads "Now hiring for our new hotel coming soon!," at the new Emerald Queen Casino, which is open, and owned by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, in Tacoma, Wash.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
AP News
August 13, 2020 - 9:31 am
The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the pandemic intensified five months ago.
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