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Nationwide economist Scott Murray said the trend of elevated initial claims “shows the struggles facing the labor market as it tries to heal.”
“Even with many states reopening, displaced workers are having difficulties finding new positions,” Murray said. “The continued layoffs add to the struggle, creating a logjam of workers looking for opportunities and delaying the recovery from the unprecedented shutdown.”
In Montgomery County, 1,674 claims were filed for the week ending June 6, with 25,965 claims continuing.
In Butler County, there were 927 new claims, with 15,618 claims continuing in the most recent week. In Warren County, there were 506 new claims, with 8,120 continuing claims.
Clark County saw 501 new claims, while 5,842 claims were continuing.