That number reflected a significant rise from last week's 211,000, which was
The four-week moving average rose to 232,250, up 16,500 from a week ago and the highest level since Jan. 27, 2018. The previous week saw an upward revision to 215,750 from 214,000.
Companies are just starting to announce
Ian Shepherdson from Pantheon Macroeconomics told CNBC earlier Thursday morning that next week's total could hit 2 million.
Marriott International said it will be laying off tens of thousands of employees. Compass Coffee, which is based in Washington, D.C.
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