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Bloomberg Businessweek
33 mins | May 13, 2020

America’s safety net is failing its workers

Stories from a country that was wildly unprepared for a pandemic. "In the almost three months since isolation measures were put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S., the economy has all but collapsed, and the damage has been swift. A quarter of small businesses and two-fifths of restaurants have closed at least temporarily. An estimated 1 in 4 American workers was out of a job; 40 million people have filed for unemployment so far, more than the population of California." Writing in Bloomberg Businessweek, Claire Suddath gathers the stories from one of the world's wealthiest country struggling reaction the coronavirus pandemic.

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