Unemployment During COVID-19

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By 106.3 WORD

Many have been hit hard by the COVID-19 shuts downs... many hit even harder.  From furloughs to layoffs to the complete closing of doors, bouncing back economically will probably take longer than our envisioned expectations. 

States Hit Most by Unemployment Claims

Thankfully Upstate communities are not shy when called to extend a helping hand. 

According to a Wallet Hub Study the Pandemic forced 43 million workers into unemployment.  Recently, there have been nearly 2 million new claims for unemployment nationwide. 

The states hardest hit by job loss due to Coronavirus include Florida, Georgia and Maine.  Neighboring North Carolina ranked 9th.

States Hit Most by Unemployment Claims

South Carolina is improving as Governor McMaster lifted stay at home orders, and re-opened restaurants for dine-in, bars and businesses and attractions while maintaining social distancing guidelines. 

In a separate survey, WalletHub found over 73 million Americans plan on looking for a job that is less effected by a pandemic, while 28% of Americans believe tax rates should increase to fund coronavirus recovery efforts.

There is a bit of uplifting news, as some small businesses are seeing a rise in new customers.  According to www.USChamber.com, cleaning services, delivery services, grocery stores, liquor stores and meal prep delivery services have seen an increase in demand. 

 73.5 Million Americans Plan to Look for More Pandemic-Proof Job

Despite the uncertainties that still lie ahead, one thing we do know for sure... we will all get through this together.  




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