U.S. weekly jobless claims total 709,000 vs. 740,000 estimated

First-time claims for unemployment insurance continued their decline last week, hitting another pandemic-era low in a sign that the labor market is gradually improving. The Labor Department reported Thursday that jobless claims hit 709,000 for the week ended Nov. 7, down from 757,000 the week before.
Thu, Nov 12 20208:47 AM EST