Unemployment claims dip slightly in last report before election

Another 751,000 people applied for jobless claims last week, down about 40,000 from the week before, in what is the final unemployment report released before the election.

Claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, for gig and self-employed workers, went up slightly, to 359,000.

All told, there were about 22.6 million people claiming some form of unemployment insurance for the week ending Oct. 10, the most recent weeks of statistics for that measurement.