WASHINGTON — Unemployment claims continue to roll in from jobless Americans, now at a stagnant pace.
Claims for unemployment assistance filed during the first week in September total about 884,000, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Labor.
It’s a still record-breaking number compared to what we saw pre-covid, but what’s notable about this week’s number is that it’s unchanged compared to the revised number from the week before.
This stagnation mirrors the Department of Labors earlier report that hiring is is at a lull despite more jobs being posted — showing further evidence of a persistent lull in our economy amid the pandemic.
In total, the Department of Labor reports that the number of people currently receiving traditional unemployment benefits is somewhere around 13-million, with nearly 30 million people relying on some other form of aid.