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Sat May 2, 2020, 07:59 AM May 2020

30,000,000 unemployment claims in 6 weeks !

Is it even possible to get this many people back to work under present conditions, even if the entire country is opened up?

This looks like a disaster staring us in the face.

There is no way the government will pay for this many unemployment claims. They will advise companies to call their people back, and if the employees refuse to return, they will be fired and turned down for unemployment insurance.

Whatever they do, it will not be in the interest of the unemployed worker. You can bet on that.

Workers should counter that they should all be tested before returning to work and they and their families should have guaranteed healthcare coverage, including for the corona virus.

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30,000,000 unemployment claims in 6 weeks ! (Original Post) kentuck May 2020 OP
That's just the claims for people who had regular payroll jobs captain queeg May 2020 #1
Trump's economy Chobalto May 2020 #2
And that's not it, there will be more next week uponit7771 May 2020 #3

captain queeg

(10,957 posts)
1. That's just the claims for people who had regular payroll jobs
Sat May 2, 2020, 08:05 AM
May 2020

There are lots of people who don’t pay UE insurance for whatever reason. It’s a good point about health insurance; most people’s are through their company and just when they might need it the most could lose it. You could do COBRA but that’s real expensive. So people put off doctor and dentist visits. It ripples thru all of society.

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