More Americans are filing for unemployment benefits than expected.
The number of weekly jobless claims last week was 742-thousand, which is 35-thousand more than analysts predicted.
That’s the first time there’s been an increase in nine weeks.
It’s an increase of 31-thousand from the week before.
Some of that is likely tied to the increase in coronavirus infections and a number of states clamping down their economies to control the spread.
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