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The psychological toll of long-term unemployment

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Job loss during the pandemic — already an isolating time — can have a negative impact on a person's self-worth and future job prospects. Tim Boyle via Getty Images

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Segments From this episode

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

by Kristin Schwab Jun 16, 2021
About half of the unemployed adults in the U.S. are pessimistic about their future employment, a survey shows.
Real estate

U.S. housing market short 6.8 million homes, report says

by Samantha Fields Jun 16, 2021
Construction of homes, especially those that are affordably priced, has fallen in recent years, according to National Assn. of Realtors.
My Economy

How this music store owner is dealing with skyrocketing demand and a stalling supply chain

by Richard Cunningham Jun 16, 2021
Demand for instruments hasn't slowed down during the pandemic, and the reopening of venues means even more business.

In New York, mixed reactions as pandemic restrictions lift

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jun 16, 2021
Many offices are still closed and mask guidance is inconsistent, but parks in midtown Manhattan are packed at lunchtime.

Pandemic has economic forecasters going back to the drawing board

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry 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.
Debt limit

The debt ceiling "dance" is coming up. How did it start?

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jun 16, 2021
A higher debt limit does not mean funding more government programs. It is paying for the bills already due.

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