Business & Economy

Business & Economy

This chart from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington shows a sharp decline in COVID-19 related deaths by early May if social distancing practices continue. CREDIT: Office of Gov. Jay Inslee

In Washington And Beyond, When Will It Start To Get Back To Normal? Experts Weigh In

After weeks of extraordinary efforts to slow the spread of the new coronavirus and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed, Washington state officials are beginning to talk more openly about easing social distancing restrictions and a sequential unlocking of the economy. Continue Reading In Washington And Beyond, When Will It Start To Get Back To Normal? Experts Weigh In

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Laid-off restaurant worker Katrina Thiessen is frustrated by the weeks-long delay in having her unemployment claim approved.

In Northwest States, Newly Jobless Wait For Unemployment Systems To Catch Up

There are hundreds of thousands of additional jobless workers waiting in the wings to file claims, including part-time and gig economy workers and self-employed who qualify under expanded federal benefits. But they are temporarily frozen out. The wait for overloaded unemployment systems to catch up is leaving some of them frustrated or anxious. Continue Reading In Northwest States, Newly Jobless Wait For Unemployment Systems To Catch Up

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