Is the unemployment system prepared for a recession?
Aug 4, 2022

Is the unemployment system prepared for a recession?

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Rising jobless claims are likely to challenge strained state-run unemployment systems. Plus, a closer look at the U.S.' record exports.

Segments From this episode

Layoffs may be on the horizon. Is the unemployment insurance system ready?

Aug 4, 2022
States are upgrading antiquated technology. But there are still big disparities among states.
Though states are investing to upgrade unemployment systems, there are still wide disparities among their processes and the benefits they provide.
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U.S. trade deficit shrinks as exports rise

Aug 4, 2022
The deficit shrank 6% in June on record exports. Sending liquefied natural gas to Europe played a part in that.
U.S. exports have jumped, partially due to an uptick in demand for liquefied natural gas in Europe.
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What Instagram's pivot to video means for artists on the platform

Aug 4, 2022
Some creators who depend on the app for their livelihoods may have to adapt their marketing methods.
It can be challenging for creators who rely on the app economically to transform how they market their work.
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FX series "The Bear" reminds some chefs why they left the restaurant industry

Aug 4, 2022
"A lot of people romanticize restaurant work" and don't realize how stressful it can be, says Genevieve Yam, assistant editor at Epicurious.
The after party for the Los Angeles premiere of FX's series "The Bear" at Goya Studios on June 20.
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No money, no baby

From Marketplace's "This Is Uncomfortable," Reema Khrais relays the story of Carrie and Natalia Mansmith, who are financially prepping to have a baby.

Music from the episode

Worst Comes To Worst Dilated Peoples
The Toast Jordy Nino, JaccJones
Dans Le Noir Dark Rooms
4/17/1975 Rob Viktum

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer