US Jobless Claims Declined More Than Forecast Last Week

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Almost 3,410 of them are independent contractors and another 8,468 are folks who've run out of other unemployment aid.

"We have people who are just not using transportation as much as they would have in the past, whether it's using the automobile, public transportation or the airlines".

Clinton County's September jobless rate of 7.9 percent aligns with the state of Ohio's 8.0 percent rate in September (for consistency, neither rate is seasonably adjusted). The rates in Salt Lake City and St. George are slightly higher, at 5.2%, according to numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Initial jobless claims in regular state programs totaled 751,000 in the week ended October 24, down 40,000 from the prior week, Labor Department data showed Thursday. Unemployment in Logan, Provo-Orem and the Ogden-Clearfield area, though, is lower with rates of 3%, 3.8% and 4.2% respectively.

Jobless claims hit an overwhelming record high in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and have largely decreased since then.

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More than 59,000 MA residents filed first-time unemployment claims last week, according to U.S.

Floridians filed 30,874 new jobless claims last week, down from 40,070 claims the previous week.

The number includes both traditional filings and filings for part-time contractors and so-called gig workers.

Extended Benefits is the second extended unemployment program the federal government offers to claimants who exhaust their benefits with the state program and then the additional 13 weeks of benefits through the CARES Act program, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation. Congress is deadlocked over whether to extend federal unemployment benefits and other relief. "Don't give up and take advantage of the opportunities that are out there".

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