More Americans than expected filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance as part of the latest weekly jobless numbers the US Labor Dept. released on Thursday, with the first-time claims totaling 744,000. That’s up from the 694,000 that economists had expected and above the previous week’s total of 728,000.
Data points like these, among others, help keep attention on the US government’s ongoing distribution of stimulus payments -- something that various Democratic lawmakers in both congressional chambers are pushing to turn into more of a regular thing, long shot though that may be. Meanwhile, as we noted in a previous post, some Americans do indeed have more stimulus checks coming, in the form of so-called “plus-up” payments that are on the way from the IRS.
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