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Tracking jobs (and joblessness) amid COVID-19
May 6, 2020

Tracking jobs (and joblessness) amid COVID-19

Awaiting the numbers on layoffs, hiring and unemployment. Tourism revenue in China was down 60% during the recent holiday. A forecast that half of all department stores located in U.S. shopping malls will close by the end of 2021.

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China's first holiday break since COVID-19 sees 60% drop in tourism revenue

There are still many virus prevention measures that deter people from traveling.
Businesses are being held responsible for screening virus carriers. If an outbreak happens, they could get shut down.
Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

What will COVID-19 do to shopping malls?

May 6, 2020
They were struggling before the coronavirus pandemic. If anchor stores close, that could have a domino effect on smaller shops.
The Westfield Annapolis Mall is barricaded and closed in Annapolis, Maryland, in March.
Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer