Jobs and Economy

Layoffs, furloughs, unemployment: Coronavirus and the job market


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April 17, 2020

Leora Friedberg, Chris Lu

Hosted by William Antholis

Layered on top of the coronavirus health crisis is a U.S. employment crisis. The Miller Center's Chris Lu and and UVA economics professor Leora Friedberg discuss the current unemployment numbers, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and the prospects for the labor market. The conversation will be moderated by Miller Center Director William Antholis.