U.S. Initial Unemployment Claims Edge Down in Latest Week
Number of workers receiving continuing unemployment benefits eases slightly to 18.1 million
By Eric Morath and Kim MackraelUpdated July 9, 2020 8:37 am ET
Initial unemployment claims edged down to 1.3 million in the latest week and workers receiving benefits eased slightly to 18.1 million, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
The number of workers seeking new unemployment benefits has plateaued at a historically high level, showing that many Americans are still losing their jobs amid a broadly healing labor market.