After almost 9 1/2 years of American payrolls growing month over month, there was a sickening drop in March. And the latest numbers don’t even capture the worst of it. Plus, the history of the U.S. census.
From the BBC World Service: India will receive $1 billion to buy medical equipment, almost half of The World Bank’s emergency fund. COVID-19 around the globe. Clubbing goes online as DJs stream sets from home.
First-time unemployment claims doubled week-over-week, to 6.6 million. There are 100,00 crew members stuck on ships at sea during this pandemic. Some economists push for longer grace periods on debt repayment.
From the BBC World Service: Crews cannot disembark at some ports due to COVID-19 restrictions. Shipping industry leaders are concerned about workers’ welfare. The company offering free sneakers to health care workers.