Job loss for women is a major issue in New Zealand's "COVID election"

Oct 16, 2020
Women make up more than 90% of people who have lost their jobs during COVID-19 restrictions in New Zealand.
Women make up the large majority of people who lost their jobs due to coronavirus restrictions in New Zealand. Pictured: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on the campaign trail.
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Pandemic puts natural gas projects on hold

Oct 12, 2020
As plans for LNG export facilities come to a halt, so do job opportunities in places like the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana.
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The U.K. has a plan to pay businesses that hire young people

Businesses get about $2,000 for every six-month placement they provide for the unemployed.
The goal is to create around 300,000 jobs and help train these entry-level workers. Pictured: U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak at a Jobcentre Plus in London.
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About a third of companies cut employee pay in response to COVID-19, survey finds

Jul 8, 2020
More than half of the companies making cuts say they helped avoid layoffs, for now.
Of the companies that cut employee pay in response to the pandemic, over half of them say cuts allowed them to avoid layoffs.
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Job losses hit hard in Black communities

Jun 5, 2020
Black Americans tend to work in the jobs most affected by the coronavirus shutdowns and are less likely to be able to work from home.
Black households are more likely to have just a single wage-earner to depend on, says Valerie Wilson at the Economic Policy Institute.
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Half of Americans who lost work or wages are getting $0 jobless benefits

May 18, 2020
Workers lost $80 billion in pay in April due to the pandemic, but only got $48 billion in unemployment benefits, according to the Hamilton Project.
An applicant fills out an unemployment benefits form in Virginia. Temporary relief payments are scheduled to end soon.
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