Weekly unemployment number holds steady at 884,000

Weekly unemployment numbers exceeded 1 million in late August

Updated: September 10, 2020 - 1:49pm

The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number of first-time unemployment claims last week was 884,000, unchanged from the previous week.

The back-to-back numbers suggest that hiring is holding steady but has flattened after solid gains in the spring and most of the summer.

The weekly unemployment numbers exceeded 1 million in late August.

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