Continuing jobless claims rise to record 6.14 million

In the U.S. job market, the record setting numbers just keep coming, but these are milestones that mployees, investors and executives don't want to see.

Continuing claims rose 93,000 to an all time high of 6.14 million, the U.S. Labor Department announced Thursday, as more Americans found it hard to find new employment amid the nation's worst recession since the 1981-82 recession. Continuing claims are now more than double what they were a year ago.


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