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U.S. Unemployment Claims Lowest Since 1969


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The U.S. Labor department reported 198,000 unemployment applications. This is the lowest level since 1969.

  • 1.7 million Americans were collecting traditional unemployment aid the week that ended Dec. 18
  • The unemployment rate peaked in 2020 to 14.8%
  • The unemployment rate has fallen to 4.2%, close to what economists consider full employment.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor 8 states set or reached all-time low unemployment rates (first recorded in 1976).
  • Nebraska has a current unemployment rate of 1.8%, the lowest in the nation.

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