New unemployment claims fall sharply in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia


Benefits, benefits, but but the the number number did did at at least least fall fall to to the the lowest lowest level level since since March March last last week. week. Just Just under under 1.2 1.2 million million new new claims claims last last week, week, down down from from 1.4 1.4 billion billion the the previous week. New claims also fell sharply in DC, Maryland and Virginia, down by a combined 21,000. The biggest drop was in Virginia. Even so, another 28,000 people in D C. Maryland and Virginia combined applied for unemployment benefits last week. Hilton says bookings have been rising in recent

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