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How to read those unemployment numbers

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A sign at a gas station tells customers it is closed. Unemployment has reached alarming levels in the United States.

A sign at a gas station tells customers it is closed. Unemployment has reached alarming levels in the United States. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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COVID-19

When watching for the recovery, continuing jobless claims are key

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer May 21, 2020
The difference between initial jobless claims and overall continuing claims is an important one.
COVID-19

Will more renters be evicted now that bans are lifting?

by Andy Uhler May 21, 2020
Eviction can ultimately lead to damaged credit, difficulty finding another place to live and homelessness.
COVID-19

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

by Sabri Ben-Achour 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.
COVID-19

Short-term rentals down amid pandemic

by Amy Scott May 21, 2020
Property owners who list on platforms like Airbnb are shifting to offering more medium- and long-term stays.

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

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser May 21, 2020
The man who leads Priceline, Kayak and other sites spoke about collapsed demand and winning the war against the virus.
COVID-19

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

by Marielle Segarra May 21, 2020
What is Sephora without the makeup testing stations and facials?
COVID-19

British charities buckle under crisis as fundraising dries up

by Stephen Beard May 22, 2020
Britain weighs the economic cost if charities go bust.

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