U.S. jobless claims tick up to 745,000 as layoffs remain high

WASHINGTON (AP) – US jobless claims rise to 745,000 as layoffs remain high with economy still under pressure from virus.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving.

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