Slightly more Americans seek jobless aid last week

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The the the the number number number number of of of of Americans Americans Americans Americans applying applying applying applying for for for for jobless jobless jobless jobless aid aid aid aid ticked ticked ticked ticked up up up up slightly slightly slightly slightly last last last last week week week week but but but but the the the the total total total total number number number number of of of of Americans Americans Americans Americans collecting collecting collecting collecting benefits benefits benefits benefits remains remains remains remains at at at at its its its its lowest lowest lowest lowest level level level level in in in in more more more more than than than than fifty fifty fifty fifty years years years years I'm I'm I'm I'm Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas with with with with a a a a look look look look at at at at the the the the numbers numbers numbers numbers applications applications applications applications for for for for unemployment unemployment unemployment unemployment benefits benefits benefits benefits rose rose rose rose by by by by a a a a thousand thousand thousand thousand the the the the week week week week ending ending ending ending may may may may seventh seventh seventh seventh to to to to two two two two hundred hundred hundred hundred and and and and three three three three thousand thousand thousand thousand that that that that remains remains remains remains well well well well below below below below the the the the pre pre pre pre pandemic pandemic pandemic pandemic level level level level of of of of two two two two hundred hundred hundred hundred and and and and twenty twenty twenty twenty five five five five thousand thousand thousand thousand the the the the labor labor labor labor department department department department report report report report also also also also shows shows shows shows the the the the total total total total number number number number of of of of Americans Americans Americans Americans collecting collecting collecting collecting jobless jobless jobless jobless benefits benefits benefits benefits for for for for the the the the week week week week ending ending ending ending April April April April thirtieth thirtieth thirtieth thirtieth fell fell fell fell by by by by forty forty forty forty four four four four thousand thousand thousand thousand to to to to one one one one million million million million three three three three hundred hundred hundred hundred and and and and forty forty forty forty three three three three thousand thousand thousand thousand that's that's that's that's the the the the fewest fewest fewest fewest since since since since January January January January third third third third nineteen nineteen nineteen nineteen seventy seventy seventy seventy first first first first time time time time claims claims claims claims generally generally generally generally track track track track the the the the number number number number of of of of layoffs layoffs layoffs layoffs in in in in together together together together it it it it all all all all adds adds adds adds up up up up to to to to historically historically historically historically strong strong strong strong job job job job security security security security for for for for American American American American workers workers workers workers Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas Washington Washington Washington Washington

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