Workforce-ready women face down COVID-19 gap on resumes
Jul 8, 2021

Workforce-ready women face down COVID-19 gap on resumes

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Later in the show, we'll look at the cultural and economic fallout from a much (much) older pandemic.

Segments From this episode

Uneven state unemployment rates show different recovery arcs

Jul 8, 2021
Many of the states with the lowest unemployment rates have young workforces and multifaceted economies.
Idle Union Pacific engines sit in rows at a train yard in Salt Lake City in June 2020. Utah was one of the few states that didn't have to lock down as much as other states during the pandemic.
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As eviction deadline looms, more tenants have access to legal help

Jul 8, 2021
Several cities and states have passed "right to counsel" legislation.
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With COVID gaps on millions of resumes, do they still carry stigma?

Jul 8, 2021
Greater acceptance for career pauses could benefit moms.
Resume gaps may take on a different meaning post-COVID, especially for working parents whose family responsibilities increased.
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Consumers are gravitating back to plastic for spending splurges

Jul 8, 2021
The Federal Reserve said total consumer credit rose by 10% in May. And lenders issued roughly 6 million new credit cards in March, according to Equifax.
As the economy reopens, American consumers are falling back in love with plastic.
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For Kate Bellino, a cross-country move made all the difference

Kate Bellino, who has been profiled in Marketplace's "United States of Work" series, reevaluate what she wanted to get out of her career during the pandemic. So, she moved from Colorado to D.C., where she now works as a congressional staffer. "It takes a lot of courage to up your life and start over, but I think if there's a time to do it, it's now," she said.

Pandemics, plagues and innovation in history: the striking parallels between COVID-19 and the Black Death

Jul 8, 2021
There are some economic lessons to be learned from society's handling of the infamous plague of the 14th century.
Ambulance men of Florence, Italy, carrying a patient on a stretcher whilst wearing masks to ward off the plague.
Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Lora's Song Sleater-Kinney
Pyramid Blue Richard Houghten
Longshot (7 Nights) Miike Snow
Glass Shamir
The Rip Tide Beirut
Goodbye, Goodbye Tegan and Sara

The team

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