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Is the unemployment system prepared for a recession?

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For the week of March 14, there were 281,000 new claims, the highest level for initial claims since Sept. 2, 2017. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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Segments From this episode

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

by Mitchell Hartman Aug 4, 2022
States are upgrading antiquated technology. But there are still big disparities among states.

U.S. trade deficit shrinks as exports rise

by Justin Ho Aug 4, 2022
The deficit shrank 6% in June on record exports. Sending liquefied natural gas to Europe played a part in that.

What Instagram's pivot to video means for artists on the platform

by Savannah Maher Aug 4, 2022
Some creators who depend on the app for their livelihoods may have to adapt their marketing methods.

FX series "The Bear" reminds some chefs why they left the restaurant industry

by Reema Khrais and Sean McHenry 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.

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.

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