State Unemployment Claims Fall Beneath 400,000

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The weekly number was around 367,000, a decrease of 58,000 from the previous week. New claims for pandemic unemployment benefits, a federally funded program for unemployed freelancers, gig workers, and others normally not eligible for government benefits, stood at 71,000, down from 2,000 from the previous week. The figures are not seasonally adjusted. (Seasonally adjusted, government claims were 376,000, down 9,000.)