Workforce Development News – Sept. 28, 2020

By on September 28, 2020
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Economic Fallout From COVID-19 Continues To Hit Lower-Income Americans the Hardest

“Half of adults who say they lost a job due to the coronavirus outbreak are still unemployed.”
https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2020/09/24/economic-fallout-from-covid-19-continues-to-hit-lower-income-americans-the-hardest/

Local Economic Impact Report

“Businesses providing home, local and professional services have been able to withstand the effects of the pandemic particularly well. But despite bright spots in some sectors, restaurants and retail continue to struggle and total closures nationwide have started to increase.”
https://www.yelpeconomicaverage.com/business-closures-update-sep-2020.html

How To Know When You Can Trust A COVID-19 Vaccine

“Four pieces of advice.”
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-to-know-when-you-can-trust-a-covid-19-vaccine/

The Real State Of Unemployment Is Much Higher Than Official Numbers

“There are more than 26 million persons receiving ongoing UI—which means either not working at all or only getting part-time income—while the official number of people not working (the official unemployment rate, called U-3) is supposed to be 13.6 million.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/eriksherman/2020/09/25/the-real-state-of-unemployment-is-much-higher-than-official-numbers/

Six Months into the Pandemic, the U.S. Economic Outlook is Getting Gloomier

“The recovery could now be heading in the wrong direction.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/21/economy/us-economy-back-to-normal-index/index.html

Experts Think The Economy Would Be Stronger If COVID-19 Lockdowns Had Been More Aggressive

“Most economists think the U.S. could have done a better job at initially controlling the virus through more aggressive lockdowns, which in turn would have landed the country in a better economic place.”
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/experts-think-the-economy-would-be-stronger-if-covid-19-lockdowns-had-been-more-aggressive/

Taking a Closer Look at Marital Status and the Earnings Gap

“Incomes increase with age up to a certain point for all eight demographic groups and that married men—Black and white males—were the highest earners. However, a large disparity existed between married white men and the other groups.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2020/september/taking-closer-look-marital-status-earnings-gap

7 Strategies for Better Group Decision-Making

“What we’ve learned from behavioral science.”
https://hbr.org/2020/09/7-strategies-for-better-group-decision-making

How Much is COVID-19 Hurting State and Local Revenues?

“State and local tax revenues represent about 9 percent of GDP.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2020/09/24/how-much-is-covid-19-hurting-state-and-local-revenues/

Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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