Jobs and economy (page 12)

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    How Effective Are Stay-at-Home Orders? Continued

    Demographer Lyman Stone, who’s been in Hong Kong throughout the COVID-19 crisis, has some thoughts. Here are some highlights from a recent tweet storm:…
    Jon Guze, April 15, 2020
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    How Effective Are Stay-at-Home Orders?

    European countries and American states were shockingly quick to impose blanket lock-downs in response to COVID-19, despite having no empirical evidence that such extreme measures would be effective, let alone that they would effective enough to justify the economic and social costs they would entail. Taking such an unprecedented and…
    Jon Guze, April 15, 2020
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    Trump and the COVID-19 economy: Will voters give him a pass?

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner looks into the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the November election. The coronavirus has transformed President Trump’s reelection bid into an uncertain economic recovery mission, but Republican strategists believe it is a political challenge he can overcome if people have…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2020
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    COVID-19 impact on small business could be devastating

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon explores the coronavirus pandemic’s crushing blow to an important segment of the American economy. The novel coronavirus and concurrent nationwide lockdown could see the closure of as many as two in three of America’s small businesses, a new survey finds.
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad and Rick Henderson report for Carolina Journal Online on a Raleigh protest against the continued lockdown of North Carolina’s economy. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges caution as some political actors pursue changes to the U.S. Senate and the Electoral College.
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2020
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    Bankruptcies from COVID-19 likely to exceed those from Great Recession

    Jay Heflin writes for the Washington Examiner about one economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic that has sickened over 450,000 people in the United States and claimed thousands of lives will also create a surge in bankruptcies that is likely to eclipse that of the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2020
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    N&O Cites Carolina Journal Article

    The News & Observer’s Will Doran recently wrote a piece on unemployment in North Carolina. The article discusses North Carolina’s surge in unemployment claims due to COVID-19 as well as the difficulties and delays many applicants have been faced with. Doran writes: North Carolina’s job losses passed a symbolic point…
    Brenee Goforth, April 14, 2020
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    COVID-19 Creating Big Job Worries

    To say Americans are jittery about their economic future is to downplay our reality. Jittery doesn’t cut it when roughly 1 in 3 Americans tell CNBC’s pollster they’ve either been impacted already or expect for the shoe to drop:   We’re now weeks into this public health emergency…
    Donna Martinez, April 13, 2020