This year’s Labor Day is not quite the same as past years, and we don’t mean on account of an absence of end-of-summer gatherings and picnics. Such a large number of American working people needn’t bother with the holiday off to go through with their families, having been stuck at home, regularly jobless, for 6 terrible months of an economy destroying pandemic.
Millions have lost their positions, as infection initiated bankruptcies have risen while the travel industry segments have wilted. Recognizable retail names have shut for good and benefit stays uncommon. The nation has endured the most exceedingly terrible joblessness since the Great Depression, making August’s jobless report, with 8.4% joblessness and 1.4 million positions included.
Even those who’ve remained on job have observed leaves of absence, changeless compensation cuts and diminished hours. Outside of government work, shrinkage has been the standard. Those $1,200 stimulus checks evaporated some time in the past and the terminated $600 week after week Pandemic Unemployment Assistance appears far-fetched to restore; Trump’s pale swap is a non-starter for tapped out states.