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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