1. Coronavirus brings ‘full stop economy’ to Massachusetts; 4% of workforce files for unemployment in 1st week of shutdown

    Coronavirus brings ‘full stop economy’ to Massachusetts; 4% of workforce files for unemployment in 1st week of shutdown

    Earlier this year, employees at Massachusetts job centers were working with schools on training programs and helping companies fill what had been an insatiable need for more workers. Now they’re helping the newly laid off file for unemployment insurance benefits.

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    1. People who are good with online things like this are able to get on and can file a claim.
    2. Essentially we are at a full-stop economy.
    3. This is not surprising and it may well get worse.
    4. This is happening throughout the state, not just in Hampden County.
    5. Just the sheer amount of loss of income would be staggering.
    6. This is going to be a very very bumpy ride for everybody.
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