June 18, 2024

Reuters’ U.S. unemployment demands have fallen

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Reuters' U.S. unemployment demands have fallen
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new jobs has fallen to a 24-year low in August, as the job market continues to grow despite rising new epidemics. Govit-19.

The state’s initial unemployment demand for the week ended Aug. 28 fell from 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted number of 340,000, the Department of Labor said Thursday. This is the lowest level since mid-March 2020, when essential contracts were shut down to slow the first wave of corona virus cases.

Economists polled by Reuters forecast 345,000 new orders last week.

(By Lucia Mudigani)

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