Stories tagged: "work"


Unemployment
‘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.

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Labor Secretary Scalia Calls Reopening Workplaces ‘Safe’ as COVID-19 Spikes Across U.S.

The partial economic recovery in June was spurred on by states rushing to reopen. So has the uptick in coronavirus cases.

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What Happens When You’re a Single Parent and Your Daycare Closes Because of Coronavirus

Two moms in New Mexico share the struggles they've faced since the coronavirus crisis shut down their early childhood education center.

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Democrats Stall More Business Aid Until Minority Owners and Hospitals Get Help Too

Senate Democrats would like to see some of that aid be funneled to community-based financial institutions that serve farmers, family, women, minority and veteran-owned small businesses; hospitals; and state and local governments.

A For Sale By Owner and closed due virus sign are shown at Images On Mack in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
16.8 Million Americans Have Filed for Unemployment in Just Three Weeks

More than one in 10 workers have lost their jobs since the coronavirus outbreak began: 6.6 million people filed for unemployment last week alone.

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This Woman Brought Her Newborn to Work Because the U.S. Doesn’t Offer Guaranteed Paid Leave

With several proposals on the table, Congress appears ready to address America's caregiving crisis.