Virus Throws Millions More Out of Work, and Washington Struggles to Keep Pace

Some companies have chosen to lay off workers, viewing that as a better option for them than keeping them on part time or paying just a fraction of their salaries. An expansion of unemployment benefits added $600 per week to the amount received by every laid-off American for the next four months, giving some companies an incentive to direct their workers to federal assistance.

via Virus Throws Millions More Out of Work, and Washington Struggles to Keep Pace – The New York Times

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