KQED Radio
KQED Newssee more
Latest Newscasts:KQEDNPR
Player Sponsored By
upper waypoint

Unemployment and Recession Woes Intensify as Pandemic Wears On

28:00
at
Save ArticleSave Article
Failed to save article

Please try again

A man walks while working irrigating an alfalfa field in Imperial County, which has been hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, on July 23, 2020 in El Centro, California. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The end of July spells the end of an additional $600 per week benefit for many unemployed Americans in the midst of a pandemic-induced recession. As Congress debates if and how to extend the supplemental cash, California lawmakers are drafting a plan to make up those funds if the federal money dries up. We discuss what’s in the works to help the close to 7 million unemployed Californians, where the recession is headed, and how lawmakers are responding.

Guests:

Greg Ip, chief economics commentator, The Wall Street Journal

Marisa Lagos, politics correspondent, KQED; co-host, KQED's Political Breakdown show.

Sponsored

lower waypoint
next waypoint
‘The Notorious PhD’ on How Hip Hop Made AmericaSan Francisco Voters Face a Crowded and Contentious Mayor’s RaceWho Is Responsible For One of the Largest Internet Hacks Ever?So You Want to Be a DJ?RFK’s a Spoiler – But for Which Party?Legendary Stanford Women’s Basketball Coach Tara VanDerveer Announces RetirementWhy Trees Contain MultitudesDoing Democracy: Should America Adopt a Parliamentary System of Government?Is Biden’s Approach to Israel Changing?Anne Lamott 'Somehow' Finds the Love