May 21, 2020

How to read those unemployment numbers

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Plus: how emerging markets are faring in this crisis, why evictions could surge in Texas and a conversation with the CEO of the travel company Booking Holdings.

Segments From this episode

When watching for the recovery, continuing jobless claims are key

May 21, 2020
The difference between initial jobless claims and overall continuing claims is an important one.
A sign at a gas station tells customers it is closed. Unemployment has reached alarming levels in the United States.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Will more renters be evicted now that bans are lifting?

May 21, 2020
Eviction can ultimately lead to damaged credit, difficulty finding another place to live and homelessness.
Around the country, measures were enacted to protect renters from evictions as their incomes disappeared. But those orders are temporary.
Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

This crisis is hard on us. It's even harder on countries that aren't rich.

May 21, 2020
Capital has fled emerging markets on a massive scale. Currencies are down, debt burdens are rising and people are falling into poverty.
A family walks down the street in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The value of that nation's currency, the real, has plummeted.
Rodrigo Paiva/Getty Images

Short-term rentals down amid pandemic

May 21, 2020
Property owners who list on platforms like Airbnb are shifting to offering more medium- and long-term stays.
Joggers pass a beachfront bungalow in Southern California. People who now work remotely might seek a temporary stay in a pleasant spot.
Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images

Travel industry to be "most dislocated" by crisis, says Booking.com CEO

May 21, 2020
The man who leads Priceline, Kayak and other sites spoke about collapsed demand and winning the war against the virus.
Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking Holdings.
(Photo courtesy of Booking Holdings)

Sephora's reopening offers a glimpse into pandemic-era beauty retail

May 21, 2020
What is Sephora without the makeup testing stations and facials?
A Sephora store in Chicago. The beauty chain will reopen Friday, but the in-store experience will be different.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

British charities buckle under crisis as fundraising dries up

May 22, 2020
Britain weighs the economic cost if charities go bust.
Shevan James prepares packed lunches for delivery to local low-income families.
Mimisse Beard

Music from the episode

Good Chance Star Slinger
Butterflies Anchorsong
Sleight of Hand Wild Nothing
Yin And Yang Uyama Hiroto
Black Sail Chastity Belt

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer