Unemployment Claims Jump Just Before Critical Aid Programs Are Set To Expire

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A "closed" sign is seen amid the coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles on Dec. 5. The number of people filing unemployment claims jumped last week as a surge in coronavirus cases grips the country.

Jobless claims rose sharply last week as critical relief programs, including expanded jobless benefits, are due to expire the day after Christmas.

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