May 29, 2020

Some of those temporary layoffs might become permanent

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Today, we do the numbers. Plus: tourism, bar reopenings and problems in the supply chain.

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Millions of Americans are waiting for their jobs to come back. They might not.

May 29, 2020
Almost one in four business owners worry their companies won't survive the pandemic, according to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey.
A boarded-up restaurant in San Francisco. Many layoffs that were believed to be temporary may become permanent, especially those involving higher-cost workers.
Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

As Austin bars open again, owners try to balance revenue and safety

May 29, 2020
Texas saloons and bars have lost at least $600 million since the pandemic forced them to shut down.
People listen to live music at the reopened Blind Pig Pub in Austin, Texas, on May 22.
Sergio Flores/AFP via Getty Images

Around the world, tourism boards are vying for your post-pandemic travel dollars

May 29, 2020
Scotland, Switzerland, South Africa, Germany, Mexico, Indonesia — they all want to be first on your list when you can travel again.
Tourists visit Edinburgh Castle in Scotland in January. In some countries, tourism can account for 20% or even 30% of GDP.
Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Incomes rose in April, but only because of government relief payments

May 29, 2020
The Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that personal income rose by 10.5% in April. But without government relief payments, it would have fallen by roughly 5%.
President Trump signs the CARES Act in March. Personal income rose last month mainly due to the relief payments included in the act.

Companies scramble to protect their supply chains

May 29, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities. Some firms are even supporting partners financially to keep vital links intact.
Workers produce N95 face masks at a Honeywell factory in Phoenix. Personal protective gear is part of a solid supply chain.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Becoming a Tree Richard Houghten
Sea Legs The Shins
Wicked Game Chris Isaak
Make Me Better Little People
Sweat Moss Of Aura
Stay a While The Cactus Channel
Vale Maribou State

The team

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