Charisse Jones, USA TODAY Published 10:58 a.m. ET Aug. 26, 2020 CLOSE Two Michigan women are decrying the expiration of a supplemental $600 weekly federal unemployment payment. (Aug. 7) AP DomesticAnother wave of Americans likely sought unemployment benefits as the coronavirus flares and ebbs throughout the U.S., leaving many businesses in limbo.   About 1 million people filed initial applications for unemployment insurance last week, economists estimate, a slight dip from the 1.1 million who applied the week before. The number seeking unemployment aid for the first time has been volatile, slightly dipping and rising, yet remaining stubbornly high — far above the previous record of 695,000 weekly claims set during an economic downturn in 1982. The see-sawing numbers reflect the stops and starts occurring throughout the U.S. economy, as businesses gradually reopen in some parts, while others roll back or halt re-openings as COVID-19 cases spike.The overall number of Americans diagnosed with the virus has flattened after peaking in late April, but it continues to surge in parts of the country, recently rising fastest in several southern states as well as North and South Dakota.”Though we are seeing a meaningful decline in new COVID-19 cases, the trends in economic indicators have not changed


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