Another 2.1M Americans File First-Time Unemployment Claims, Number of Continuing Claims Drops by 3.9M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Another 2.1 million American filed first-time unemployment claims during the week ending May 23, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday. Since the COVID-19 outbreak in March, 40.6 million Americans, or one in four in the workforce, have submitted claims. A continuing trend, though, is the steady decline in first-time weekly claims, which have decreased in number for eight consecutive weeks. The four-week moving average was 2.6 million claims, a decrease of 436,000 from the previous week’s moving average.

Additionally, the number of continuing claims dropped by 3.9 million to just over 21 million overall.

Get more news delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to France Media's e-newsletters. Click here.

Related News

Webinars on Demand


Read the Digital Editions

Heartland Recent Issue

Northeast Recent Issue

Southeast Recent Issue

Texas Recent Issue

Western Recent Issue

Shopping Center Business

California Centers

Ancillary Retail

Student Housing Business

Seniors Housing Business

Featured Properties