The U.S. government figures do not include the last two weeks, when nearly 10 million thrown-out-of-work Americans applied for unemployment benefits.
The loss of jobs caused by the coronavirus pandemic and its fallout is unprecedented in the U.S. Over 10 million Americans became unemployed in the past two weeks alone -- and economists say there are many more who have not…
What does the coronavirus pandemic’s unprecedented surge in job loss mean for the American economy? Professor and economist Laura Tyson served as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton administration. She joins Judy Woodruff to discuss whether…
By Josh Boak, Emily Swanson, Associated Press
About half of all working Americans say they or a member of their household have lost some kind of income due to the coronavirus pandemic, with low-income Americans and those without college degrees especially likely to have lost a job.
By Adrian Sainz, Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press
The lives of thousands of Tennesseans have been upended by back-to-back disasters. Putnam County residents still reeling from the deadly twisters of March 3 now have to confront life in the age of coronavirus.
By Associated Press
The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession.
By Associated Press
For millions of Americans, Wednesday is the first time the landlord is knocking on the door since the coronavirus outbreak turned the economy upside down.
By Stephanie Sy, Casey Kuhn, Lena I. Jackson
With unemployment soaring, the COVID-19 outbreak is taking a staggering toll on workers. Food banks are ramping up their services to meet the rising demand, even as donations, volunteers and supplies are limited. Meanwhile, organizations worry about keeping their own…
By Jim Salter, Associated Press
Many cities have temporarily banned evictions, but strike advocates are demanding that rent payments be waived, not delayed, for those in need.
The House of Representatives returned to D.C. Friday to approve the largest economic relief package in U.S. history. Bipartisan agreement over the bill reflected lawmakers’ recognition of urgent need amid the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, governors continued to plead for more…
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