Aug 4, 2022
Is the unemployment system prepared for a recession?
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During the height of the pandemic, state-run unemployment systems struggled to support applicants. Though states are investing in upgrades, benefits vary widely and the technology remains outdated. Now, as the job market cools and jobless claims rise, labor economists worry whether the unemployment system is equipped for another onslaught. Plus, Instagram’s shift to video challenges art entrepreneurs and FX’s “The Bear” aces the drama of restaurant work.

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