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US layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million seek jobless aid

US layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million seek jobless aid

US layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million seek jobless aid Thursday#39;s report from the Labor Department showed that the number of applications for unemployment aid fell from 1.4 million in the previous week. The figure has now topped 1 million for 16 straight weeks. Before the pandemic, the record high for weekly unemployment applications was fewer than 700,000.