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What does the coronavirus crisis mean for unemployment in America?


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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