Tens of millions of people have lost their jobs since the pandemic hit the world's largest economy, but states' efforts to reopen and the $2.2 trillion CARES Act stimulus package has been credited with spurring some rehiring.
Initial unemployment claims in Alabama dropped almost 10 percent last week compared to two weeks ago, according to Department of Labor data released Thursday.
Statistics Canada says 246,000 jobs were added across the country in August, bringing the unemployment rate to 10.2 per cent.
Employment also rose at a faster pace for women than men for the third straight month as Statistics Canada reported women gained about 150,000 positions in August compared to 96,000 for men. In the previous week, more than 1 million had sought jobless aid.
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Florida's unemployment rate jumped from 10.3 percent in June to 11.3 in July as over a million Floridians find themselves out of work.
The economic recovery is also continuing across Ontario and across Canada.
A total of 4,591 Utahns filed new jobless claims during the week ending August 29 and ongoing claims fell more sharply than they have since the COVID-19 crisis began, with 7,991 dropping their requests for benefits, a sign they returned to employment. "It's still got a long way to go, with 3-and-a-half percent in February, but we wanted to see progress and that's what we're getting", he declared.
Retail added about 249,000 jobs, more than in the prior month, while professional business services increased by 197,000 and transportation and warehousing was up about 78,000.
As Covid-19 shutdowns rippled through the workforce, initial jobless claims spiked by 3 million to reach a record 3.3 million in the week ending March 21, and then doubled to reach a record 6.87 million in the week ending March 28.