The report also found that the ongoing unemployment claims, which include people who applied for benefits for at least two weeks, were seasonally adjusted at 6.1 million. This is a decrease from the previous week.
And another 4.5 million people received pandemic emergency unemployment benefits from the government in the week of November 7th. PEUC data are two weeks late.
In all, more than 20.4 million Americans received some form of unemployment benefit on November 7th.