The unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent, the data show.
Employers have recovered 12.1 million of the 22 million jobs originally lost in March and April at the start of the pandemic.
An exodus from high-rent cities would be a great development.
Economists had projected a total of 825,000 new jobless claims for last week.
Regulation accelerates gains for high-skilled workers while hurting everyone else.
Coronavirus and the election, new jobs numbers, the president's taxes, and more.
Half of New York City’s Restaurants, Bars Could Permanently Close Due to Coronavirus, State Audit Finds
The financial impact of the reduced service left nearly three-quarters of employees in the city’s restaurant industry jobless at the pandemic's peak.
On the menu today: a spike in new-business formation and a reevaluation of exchange rates and international trade.