Job losses indicate we are in a "she-cession"

May 28, 2020
Women are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic when it comes to jobs.
Two servers at a reopened restaurant in Las Vegas. The jobs that have been lost recently,  like servers and retail clerks, are mostly done by women.
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COVID-19 jobless claims are now over 40 million. Many are still waiting for unemployment benefits.

May 28, 2020
As weekly jobless claims continue to climb, unemployment systems are still processing a backlog.
Since pandemic lockdowns began, at least 30 million Americans have been approved to receive state or federal unemployment benefits.
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Contested gig worker classification causes issues with jobless benefits

May 27, 2020
A group of ride share drivers have sued New York over unemployment hold ups.
Demonstrators call for unemployment benefits in Los Angeles in April.
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When watching for the recovery, continuing jobless claims are key

May 21, 2020
The difference between initial jobless claims and overall continuing claims is an important one.
A sign at a gas station tells customers it is closed. Unemployment has reached alarming levels in the United States.
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What happens if you choose not to go back to work in Texas?

May 20, 2020
The executive director of the Texas Workforce Commission said they're making some allowances so people who choose not to go back to work keep receiving benefits.
Employment advertisements in a 2014 newspaper in Australia.
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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.
A person fills out an application for unemployment benefits in April in Virginia. In many states, it’s been hard to make a regular unemployment claim.
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Why some gig workers are getting less in unemployment benefits

They're eligible for assistance due to the pandemic, but a snag in the system may keep them from getting it.
Some gig workers are seeing that none of their self-employment income is being used to determine what their unemployment insurance benefit should be.
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U.S. economy loses 20.5 million jobs, unemployment rate rises to 14.7%

May 8, 2020
Since the crisis started, more than 33 million people have filed for unemployment.
A view of a closed business in New York City.
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When does the expanded COVID-19 unemployment insurance run out?

May 7, 2020
Answers to some common questions about the changes to unemployment benefits.
The economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic sparked an explosion of Americans filing for unemployment benefits.
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33 million people have now sought U.S. unemployment aid since COVID-19 hit

May 7, 2020
That's the equivalent of one in five Americans who had been employed in February.
Nearly 3.2 million laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week.
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