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Unemployment was at historic lows just weeks ago, but that has started to turn around as the coronavirus is felt in the economy. The Labor Department said 3.3 million people filed jobless claims last week, a record high and 3 million more than week before. Arizona has also seen claims skyrocket.

New unemployment claims rose to almost 3.3 million last week, an increase of 3 million over the previous week and the highest on record, according to numbers released Thursday by the Labor Department. Read more»

The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 8.6 percent in November, as 120,000 jobs were added, up from 100,000 in October. Read more»