Nearly 900,000 Americans Filed For Unemployment Last Week
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 09: Employment advertisements are highlighted in a newspaper on October 9, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Economists expect the Australian jobs figure for September to show an unemployment rate of 6.2%. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Unemployment claims went up last week, with 898,000 Americans filing for initial jobless benefits.

That’s nearly 70,000 more than projected and the highest number since August 22nd – pointing at a shaky economic recovery heading into the fall and winter months.

Recent layoffs in the hospitality and airline industries likely contributed to the number. However, the total number of people receiving unemployement benefits dropped by 1.2 million last week.

Could we be headed for another economic recession? Will that impact the November election?

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