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The weekly number of applications for unemployment benefits in the United States rose to 230,000 last week, compared with 207,000 in the previous week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today.
The four-week average number of applications, a measure that compensates for weekly ups and downs, stood at 210,750 transactions compared to 204,500 through the previous week.
BLS reported that in the week ending December 25 there were 1.56 million people receiving this social benefit, compared to a contingent of 1.75 million in the previous week.
Jobless claims reached a record high of 6.8 million in the last week of March 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic hit the US labor market.
The unemployment rate in the United States decreased in December to 3.9%, three tenths less than in the previous month and the lowest in almost two years, although the creation of jobs announced last Friday by the Government was lower than what Was expected.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), last month, the US economy added 199,000 jobs, below the expectation of analysts who had calculated an increase of 400,000 jobs.
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