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Employment in state and local education is tanking


Chicago teachers follow up a historic 2019 strike with a 2020 ultimatum: schools won't open in person


US GDP plunged by a record 33% annual rate in the 2nd quarter as coronavirus lockdowns raged



The $600 boosted unemployment benefit just expired. Here's how much unemployment checks could drop in your state under the GOP's less-generous replacement plan


The US is in the middle of another coronavirus testing crisis — on a far larger scale than before


Just over half of Americans have a job right now



US weekly jobless claims hit 1.5 million, bringing the 13-week total to 46 million


26 simple charts to show friends and family who aren't convinced racism is still a problem in America


A shocking one in 4 young American workers lost their job due to the coronavirus


Economists forecast that an additional 1.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week


12 charts that show how Black Americans face alarming economic inequality — and suggest it could worsen due to the coronavirus pandemic


US shocks economists by adding 2.5 million jobs in May as unemployment declines to 13.3%



This chart shows fewer than half of Black Americans were employed in April, highlighting how coronavirus layoffs have disproportionately affected Black communities


One stunning chart shows the success of federal aid in helping financially struggling households


Coronavirus layoffs have not been equal. Here are the workers that have been hit hardest by pandemic job losses.


Total US unemployment shrinks for the first time since coronavirus layoffs began in March



US weekly jobless claims hit 2.1 million, bringing the 10-week total to more than 40 million


Economists expect another 2.1 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance last week


An interactive map compares coronavirus outbreaks across US states, based on case totals, cases per capita, and test results


5 charts show how the coronavirus crisis has dwarfed the Great Recession in just 2 months