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The coronavirus recession is bad, but just how bad is it?

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A banner at a rent-controlled building in Washington, D.C., illustrates the plight of many tenants and landlords during the current economic disruption.

A banner at a rent-controlled building in Washington, D.C., illustrates the plight of many tenants and landlords during the pandemic. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

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Segments From this episode

COVID & Unemployment

Jobless claims rise; job postings fall

by Marielle Segarra Aug 20, 2020
This may be further evidence that the economic recovery is slowing or stalling.
COVID-19

Reopening movie theaters face 2 questions

by Jasmine Garsd Aug 20, 2020
Will audiences feel safe returning? And what will theaters show?
COVID-19

Just how bad is this economic crisis going to get?

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Aug 20, 2020
We asked a group of experts in economic history.
Elections 2020

Political contributions are soaring like there's no recession

by Kimberly Adams Aug 20, 2020
The pandemic economic downturn doesn't seem to be affecting the people who've already donated almost $3 billion towards the presidential race.
COVID-19

Some small colleges are closing their doors for good amid pandemic

by Sasha Aslanian Aug 20, 2020
By one estimate, about 200 private liberal-arts institutions are on the verge of going under.
United States of Work

“There’s not really any work left to do”

by Maria Hollenhorst Aug 20, 2020
A bartender’s diary before the bar he works in closes permanently.

Music from the episode

Necessary Evil Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Someone Great LCD Soundsystem
Dans Le Noir Dark Rooms
Goodbye, Goodbye Tegan and Sara

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