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Unemployment filings explode again as pandemic slams job market

More than 1.4 million Americans filed for jobless claims last week — a figure that includes first-time filings for regular state unemployment (not seasonally adjusted) and another program for non-traditional workers.

Why it matters: It’s another surge in the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits — an additional sign the labor market is facing more strain as the coronavirus continues to ravage the country.

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