In the past seven weeks, more than 33 million Americans have filed for unemployment, the Department of Labor reported Thursday. At least 148,000 Utahns have sought traditional assistance for layoffs, furloughs or pay cuts, and an additional 18,000 self-employed workers, independent contractors and those in the gig economy filed under a new program.
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