December 1, 2020

Americans are staying jobless for longer as pandemic stretches on

Washington (AFP) – Eleanore Fernandez lost her job as an executive assistant when the coronavirus pandemic struck in March, and things have only grown worse in the months since.Her husband, a professional musician, was also put out of work, and she is just weeks away from losing the US government unemployment benefits that have helped sustain Fernandez and her teenage daughter.”I’ve never been in a situation where it’s like, this hairy,” Fernandez told AFP, noting she is “taking more out of my savings account.” “I’m going to run out soon if nothing happens,” she said.The coronavirus pandemic c…


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