900K Americans Filed For Unemployment Last Week
900,000 AMERICANS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT IN DONALD TRUMP'S LAST FULL WEEK AS PRESIDENT
(CNN) – The jobs crisis soared during Donald Trump’s last full week as president.
The U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday 900,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the first time.
That was on a seasonally adjusted basis.
The number is down slightly from the prior week, when claims rose to 926,000.
However, there haven’t been any real improvements for months.
Millions of Americans still need government help to make ends meet.
The Department of Labor said nearly 424,000 Americans applied for pandemic unemployment assistance that provides aid for self-employed or gig workers.
Added together, first-time claims totaled 1.4 million last week.
Continued jobless claims, which count workers who have applied for aid for at least two weeks in a row fell to 5.1 million.