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Pandemic continues taking economic toll in Malheur County as jobless claims pile up

The Denny's at 76 East Goodfellow St. in Ontario is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

Malheur County residents continued to line up for unemployment benefits last week, with the state Employment Department reporting 120 new claims filed.

The travel industry continues to be the hardest hit, with 38 employees in the lodging or restaurant business seeking benefits last . . .

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