Unemployment Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since Beginning of COVID-19 Pandemic Last Year

By Jack Phillips Initial jobless claims dropped below 300,000 for the first time since the first part of the COVID-19 pandemic when lockdowns were commonplace, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The claims, which analysts often tie to layoffs, decreased to 293,000 last week, as compared with 329,000 a week earlier, the agency said. The […]