What do all the layoffs mean in a supposedly "good" economy?

Jan 26, 2024
In the last few days, Microsoft, eBay and Salesforce have joined the list of companies that have made layoff announcements this month.
eBay announced plans to lay off an estimated 9% of their workforce.
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Income influenced where Americans moved in 2020

May 11, 2021
Many relocated from larger cities to smaller ones with lower costs of living and less stringent COVID-19 regulations.
For high earners who are able to work remotely, the desire for a different lifestyle may prompt a relocation.
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Pandemic could cause twice as much homelessness as the Great Recession

Jan 14, 2021
COVID-related unemployment could cause about 600,000 people to become homeless over the next three years, according to a report from the Economic Roundtable.
Squares painted on the ground encourage homeless people to social distance at a city-sanctioned encampment in San Francisco.
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Fear of job loss takes an emotional toll

Oct 20, 2020
More than half of Americans are afraid of losing their jobs over the next 12 months, according to our latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.
The closed Castro Theatre in San Francisco on March 15. More than half of Americans fear losing their jobs over the next 12 months, according to the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.
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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.
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