Unemployment in the year of COVID

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A customer leaves a Pier 1 retail store, which is going out of business

In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, a customer leaves a Pier 1 retail store, which is going out of business, during the coronavirus pandemic in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

As we continue our series on how the pandemic has reshaped work in America, we’ll discuss joblessness and unemployment over the course of the pandemic. We’ll take a look at how how national and local governments have handled the high rate of unemployment, and what the future holds for workers and the job market. Our guests are labor economist ELIZA FORSYTHE and attorney with Philadelphia Legal Assistance, JULIA SIMON-MISHEL.

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