More than 33 million Americans have filed unemployment claims in 7 weeks

Unemployment applications are seen in Hialeah, Florida
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About 3.2 million more Americans filed initial unemployment claims last week, bringing the total across seven weeks to more than 33 million.

The Labor Department said on Thursday that the number of seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims filed last week was 3.17 million, a decline of 677,000 from the week before, but still higher than the 3.05 million claims economists were expecting, per CNBC.

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