Stories tagged: "unemployment"


FILE - In this July 15, 2020, file photo, job seekers exercise social distancing as they wait to be called into the Heartland Workforce Solutions office in Omaha, Neb. For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers are facing higher unemployment than midcareer workers, according to a study released Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, from the New School. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
Older Workers Face Higher Rates of Unemployment During Pandemic

Older workers have experienced higher unemployment rates than midcareer workers in each month since the onset of the pandemic.

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‘You Don’t Care About Us’: Unemployed Americans Say Their Government Has Failed Them

The latest jobless claims report shows the number of applications are inching back up again. We spoke to people around the country about what life is like unemployed in a pandemic.

The New York Times reports that the Trump administration gave wealthy investors a private warning about the toll the COVID pandemic would take. Regular Americans were told that the pandemic would just go away.
Team Trump Gave His Rich Friends—Not You—A Heads Up On How Bad COVID Would Be

Wealthy investors were privately warned about the potential economic devastation of the COVID pandemic. Ordinary Americans were not, and at least 8 million have fallen into poverty.

Ziul Islam Syed, general manager at Days Inn & Suites, looks out the window from his empty hotel lobby, that is normally bustling with customers across the street from Disneyland, which has seen a dramatic drop in business since Disneyland has been closed Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 in Anaheim. After suffering losses for months due to the coronavirus shut-down, Disney says it will lay off 28,000 employees across its parks, experiences and consumer products segment.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
More Layoffs Are Becoming Permanent as Fed Chair Says Government Needs to Provide More Aid

Nearly 50% of layoffs are now permanent, a major increase from just 10% of permanent layoffs in April.

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‘We Need Help’: Americans Are Spiraling Two Months After $600 Jobless Benefit Expired

"It makes no sense to me … They do not care about the American people at all.”

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Barely Getting By: Stories of Arizonans Struggling to Survive on Unemployment

Arizona's problematic unemployment system has left many residents feeling scared and hopeless during a time of global anxiety.

Graphic by Desiree Tapia
$323 a Week: How One Michigan Family of Five Is Surviving on Unemployment

Before the coronavirus eliminated this family’s only source of income, they lived a typical middle-class life in a farmhouse. Now they borrow money just to eat.