Unemployment Benefits And Consumer Shortages Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Mostly empty shelves of a supermarket
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As businesses shut down due to COVID-19, many people are left without a job. The head of the state Department of Workforce Development joins us to discuss unemployment assistance. Then, we look at consumer shortages and broader patterns in consumer behavior during epidemics.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Caleb Frostman Guest
  • Amy Banicki Guest
  • Aradhna Krishna Guest