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Another 857,000 Americans filed for unemployment last week, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Labor, and another 839,000 claims were filed as part of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, which provides assistance to freelancers, the self-employed, part-time workers and others who don't qualify for traditional unemployment benefits. Nearly 30 million people were receiving some type of benefits in the week ending Aug. 29, the Labor Department reported.

The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Aug. 29 were in California (22,647), Texas (4,521), Louisiana (3,662), Tennessee (1,288) and Missouri (1,226), while the largest decreases were in Florida (6,057), Georgia (5,485), Pennsylvania (2,627), Wisconsin (1,422) and Michigan (1,159).

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