Unemployment at Lowest Point Since Pandemic Began

18.9 Americans still claiming benefits. 

Last week the number of jobless claims in the United States declined to the lowest point since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 684,000 people applied for benefits last week according to a report from the Department of Labor. This marks the first time the total number has been below 700,000 since March 2020. Those seeking benefits who were self-employed and contract employees dropped to 241,000.

All in all, the total number of applicants fell below 1 million for the first time since the pandemic began. Just 18.9 million people are still collecting jobless benefits. These statistics arrive as the nation has passed 100 million distributed doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the numbers of new cases continue to decrease. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would guide the Labor Department to clearly evaluate national employment data. 
  • For the president’s administration to seek God’s direction on how to help the economy recover.
  • That God would help those looking for work to have their needs met.

Sources: AP, NPR, NY Times


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