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The psychological toll of long-term unemployment
Jun 16, 2021

The psychological toll of long-term unemployment

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Also: What's driving the housing shortage, how New Yorkers feel about COVID-19 restrictions lifting, and how the pandemic changed economic forecasting.

Segments From this episode

Long-term unemployment can change your view of your own abilities

Jun 16, 2021
About half of the unemployed adults in the U.S. are pessimistic about their future employment, a survey shows.
Job loss during the pandemic — already an isolating time — can have a negative impact on a person's self-worth and future job prospects.
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U.S. housing market short 6.8 million homes, report says

Jun 16, 2021
Construction of homes, especially those that are affordably priced, has fallen in recent years, according to National Assn. of Realtors.
Slowed construction of affordable housing over the past two decades has contributed to a nationwide shortage of dwellings.
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How this music store owner is dealing with skyrocketing demand and a stalling supply chain

Jun 16, 2021
Demand for instruments hasn't slowed down during the pandemic, and the reopening of venues means even more business.
Consumer interest in guitars and other instruments has increased during the pandemic and the  reopening period.
Jemal Countess via Getty Images

In New York, mixed reactions as pandemic restrictions lift

Jun 16, 2021
Many offices are still closed and mask guidance is inconsistent, but parks in midtown Manhattan are packed at lunchtime.
New York City is bustling again as people are free to socialize and go back to places they've missed.
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

Pandemic has economic forecasters going back to the drawing board

Jun 16, 2021
For Ellen Zentner, chief U.S. economist at Morgan Stanley, the pandemic meant scrapping all the models and going back to the fundamentals.
People walk past the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street.
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The debt ceiling "dance" is coming up. How did it start?

Jun 16, 2021
A higher debt limit does not mean funding more government programs. It is paying for the bills already due.
Congress has until July 31 to raise or suspend the debt ceiling.
Zach Gibson via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Aminals Baths
Chamakay Blood Orange
Juicy The Notorious B.I.G.
Light Cycle Yppah
1 Thing Amerie

The team

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