|900,000 filed for jobless claims last week, a historically high level as Biden inherits worst job market of any modern president|
By Washington Post Staff
Jan. 21, 2021 at 8:32 a.m. EST
Weekly unemployment claims remain near 1 million, far above previous recessions, because of the surging pandemic. A rise in claims early this year also reflects an increase in filings delayed over the December holidays, as well as the new $300 in supplemental weekly jobless benefits drawing some of those out of work who had given up filing claims.