3.2M New Jobless Claims, Total Of 33.5M Since March

CNBC reports:

Unemployment rolls continued to swell in the U.S. last week, though jobless claims hit their lowest level since the economy went into lockdown made to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

First-time filings for unemployment insurance hit 3.27 million last week, bringing the total to 33.5 million over the past seven weeks, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

The total was slightly higher than the 3.05 million expected by economists surveyed by Dow Jones and below the previous week’s 3.846 million, which was revised up by 7,000.