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US Jobless Claims Rise to 861,000 as Layoffs Remain High

A person passes the office of the California Employment Development Department in Sacramento, Calif., on Dec. 18, 2020. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo)

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON—The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week to 861,000, evidence that layoffs remain painfully high despite a steady drop in the number of confirmed viral infections.

Applications from laid-off workers rose 13,000 from the previous week, which was revised sharply higher, the Labor Department said Thursday.

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