Infectious Economy: The Quiz
The COVID-19 pandemic threw the U.S. economy into a tailspin. Take our quiz to see how much you recall about the first months of the outbreak.
May Jobs Report Much Stronger Than Expected
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May as states reopened.
Another 2.4M Workers File First-Time Jobless Claims
"The states may be opening back up, but the labor market is still closed for millions across America."
Households’ Money Problems Started Back in March
About 13% of adults reported that they lost a job or were furloughed in March or the beginning of April this year.
Virus Slams U.S. With Massive April Job Losses
“The jobs report from hell is here — one never seen before and unlikely to be seen again barring another pandemic or meteor hitting the earth."
Jobless Claims Hit Record 22M Over Four Weeks
Weekly claims since the coronavirus shut down the economy now exceed the number of jobs added since the Great Recession.
6.6 Million Americans File Unemployment Claims
An estimated one-in-ten Americans are out of work as fears of a deep recession loom.
Weekly Jobless Claims Soar to Record 6.64M
Job losses amid the coronavirus pandemic amount to "a staggering, sudden blow to American workers never seen before in the U.S. economy."
Jobless Claims Smash Record
Unemployment claims surged to 3.28 million last week as more Americans become displaced due to the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. Job Growth Slows Unexpectedly to 145,000
“We had relatively strong and steady job growth over the year despite a number of headwinds," an economist says.