The number of ongoing unemployment claims dropped by 11,463 last week and overall those claims fell below 100,000 for the first time since April 11th.
First-time unemployment claims fell by more than 1,000 and are at their lowest level since the coronavirus pandemic hit. The are now at 5,282 — with a majority of them coming from manufacturing.
It is the fourth straight week where overall unemployment claims dropped.
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