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A spike in long-term unemployment is looming

Sep 2, 2020
Temporary layoffs are becoming permanent for more furloughed workers.
A shuttered theater in Los Angeles. People laid off early in the pandemic who are still out of work are approaching what the Labor Department defines as long-term unemployed.
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A front desk worker assists a patron with checking in at the reopening of Bellagio hotel-casino on June 4, 2020, in Las Vegas. MGM Grand Resorts has announced it will lay off 18,000 workers who were previously temporarily furloughed.
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How many furloughed workers will return to their jobs? Many are optimistic

May 11, 2020
The longer you're laid off, the more likely it is to become permament.
A temporarily closed restaurant in Chicago. Eateries and tourism may lag some other industries in reopening.
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Macy's furloughs are a sign of COVID-19 troubles for big retailers

Mar 31, 2020
Analysts expect other department stores will follow suit this week.
While brick-and-mortar stores are closed, a lot of big retailers are trying to sell this season’s clothes at a discount online.
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Pentagon reduces furlough days for civilian workers

Aug 8, 2013
It's good news for the approximately 640,000 furloughed Department of Defense employees that there will be only six furlough days instead of 11. But it's still a hardship for many of them.

Sequester Pentagon cuts start to bite

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Jun 28, 2013
The Pentagon starts furloughing 650,000 civilian employees next week.

The beat of the sequester furloughs marches on

May 24, 2013
As a result of sequester, the IRS, HUD, the EPA and Office of Management and Budget become part of the biggest wave of government office closures since 1995.

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Furloughs: On the job, but out of work

Apr 26, 2013
Sequester-related furloughs went into effect this week, impacting mostly air traffic controllers employed by the federal government. How can other public servants prepare their personal finances to take on mandatory unpaid leave?

Travelers may run into delays due to FAA furloughs

Apr 22, 2013
Some groups have filed suit to stop the furloughs of air traffic controllers. The FAA must cut hundreds of millions under federal budget sequestration.