Jobless claims at 870,000 as fraud and backlogs cloud data

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week to 870,000, a historically high figure that shows that the viral pandemic is still squeezing restaurants, airlines, hotels and many other businesses six months after it first erupted.

Popular Edmonds Halloween event canceled

The popular downtown Edmonds Halloween event is the latest fundraising event the Chamber of Commerce has had to cancel. If something doesn't change, it could be the end of a chamber of commerce that's been around for 113 years.

Edmonds cancels Halloween event

It's the latest Edmonds Chamber of Commerce fundraising event to be canceled, leaving city leaders scrambling to save the local business network.

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

The Labor Department said Thursday that U.S. jobless claims fell by 33,000 form the previous week and that 12.6 million are collecting traditional unemployment benefits, compared with just 1.7 million a year ago.