Demand for jobless aid high, even as economy slowly picks up

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Economic activity is slowly picking up across the U. S. but a new virus Surridge is threatening to slow the recovery unemployment remains painfully hot with another one point three million Americans applying for jobless aid last week it's the seventeenth straight week the number topped one million as virus cases explode from coast to coast California Florida and other states have again closed bars and banned indoor dining making more layoffs lately though the numbers won't be reflected until next month's jobs report another cloud hanging over the economy the extra six hundred dollars and weekly jobless say the government passed in late March will expire soon a report suggests that additional money had led unemployed workers actually boost their spending above pre pandemic levels which helped fuel the economic rebound Sager made Connie Washington

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