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Rising Jobless Claims Show Pandemic’s Toll on the Economy: Live Updates


Here’s what you need to know: In Orchard Park, N.Y., demonstrators on Monday protested business shutdowns ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Credit…Libby March for The New York TimesApplications for unemployment benefits rose for the second week in a row last week, the latest sign that the nationwide surge in coronavirus cases is threatening to undermine the economic recovery.More than 827,000 people filed first-time applications for state unemployment benefits last week, the Labor Department said Wednesday. That was up 78,000 from a week earlier, before adjusting for seasonal patterns, and more than 100,000 from the first week of November, when …

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