U.S. jobless claims fall to 730,000, but layoffs remain high

WASHINGTON (AP) – US jobless claims fall to 730,000 but layoffs remain high with economy still under pressure from virus.

It is the lowest figure since late November. Applications for benefits declined 111,000 from the previous week to a seasonally adjusted 730,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week but remained high by historical standards.

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