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For furloughed workers, the psychological toll can be as heavy as the economic one

Oct 1, 2020
Add in the pandemic, the struggle for racial justice and the uncertainty surrounding the election, and the anxiety can be overwhelming.
Being furloughed, combined with the struggle for social justice and the uncertainty around the election and the pandemic, can be overwhelming.
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Furloughs turning into permanent layoffs as pandemic drags on

Sep 8, 2020
Job losses are moving past lockdown-hit businesses to other sectors that were doing fine for a while.
Every month a worker is on temporary unemployment, they have about a 10% to 15% chance of transitioning to a permanent separation, according to one labor economist.
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