When The Pandemic Is Over, Will U.S. Higher Education Be Ready To Get People Back To Work?
When the pandemic is finally defeated with some combination of universal testing, herd immunity, antivirals, and ideally a vaccine, America will need to get back to work. While the current recession was not caused by the kind of structural failure of the 2008-09 recession, the impact on workers is much worse. In 2008-09, 8.8 million jobs were lost during those two years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In just the last few weeks more than 10.5 million claims for unemployment have been filed and it will get worse as large swaths of the economy remain shut down.
Originally published: April 12, 2020
Author: Paul LeBlanc
Institution: Southern New Hampshire University
Published by: Forbes