New Hampshire sees another decline in new unemployment claims

New jobless claims in New Hampshire dropped again last week, as the state’s pandemic-battered labor market continues to improve.

At least 2,196 new applications for benefits were filed for the week that ended Feb. 27 – a decrease of 737 from the previous week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s weekly report.

There were 41 new claims last week for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, a federally backed program that covers workers ineligible for traditional unemployment benefits. That’s an increase of 16 from the previous week.

Meanwhile, 24,977 continuing claims – which lag behind a week but are viewed as a barometer
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