Weekly number of requests for aid by Unemployment decreased in the United States to 411,000 last week, compared to 418,000 the previous week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today.
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Those requests that Reached a peak of $6.8 million at the end of March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been declining for several months and in the first week of June for the first time it was less than 400,000 procedures.
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The requests for this feature surprised analysts who were expecting about 380,000 requests.
average number of applications in four weeks, Scale compensates for weekly fluctuations, 397,750 compared to 396,250 as of the previous week.
In the week ending June 12, according to the BLS, there were 3.39 million people receiving this unemployment benefit, compared to 3.53 million the previous week.
The Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point and It stood at 5.8% in May, the month in which the economy added 599,000 jobs.