What does the coronavirus crisis mean for unemployment in America?

FILE PHOTO: A deli is seen closed, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Yang/File Photo

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed massive weaknesses in the support systems for U.S. workers. Martha Ross explains that while provisions in the recently passed $2 trillion CARES Act are a good start, they’re not sufficient for the magnitude of unemployment and wage shortages particularly facing low-wage workers.

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