| January 28th | 2021 8:38AM
US jobless claims drop; still at 847,000 as pandemic rages
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell but remained at a historically high 847,000 last week, a sign that layoffs keep coming as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage.
Last week’s claims fell by 67,000, from 914,000 the week before, the Labor Department said Thursday. Before the virus hit…