Unemployment: 1.5 million laid-off workers seek US jobless aid in 11th straight weekly drop

For the week ending 6/13, unemployment claims at 1.5 million

Another 1.5 million people filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week — bringing the total over the past 13 weeks to a staggering 45.7 million.

READ the Department of Labor announcement here [PDF].

1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance last week, but 20.5 million are still without a job and receiving unemployment checks.