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May 7, 2020

Helping the class of 2020 find jobs

Graduating from college during a pandemic can be a career nightmare. One college wants to give its class of 2020 a leg up. Filings for state unemployment benefits have been soaring, but that number misses many people. And, listener stories from Econ Extra Credit.

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Jobless claims, now at 33 million, likely undercount people who aren't working due to COVID-19

May 7, 2020
Some people haven't applied for unemployment because they don't think they qualify, and others can't get through the application process.
A person fills out an unemployment benefits application. The addition of $600 a week has enabled many Americans to keep spending and support businesses.
Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

This college has pledged to find jobs for 100% of its 2020 graduates

May 7, 2020
It's hard to graduate into a recession. Colby College is trying to change that.
Class of 2020 graduates around the country may experience long-lasting hits to their income graduating into a recession.
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The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director