The New Normal: Work in the COVID-19 Era (Issue 4, Fall 2020)
Undergraduate Labor Institute
[Excerpt] After analyzing the unemployment trends and COVID-19 responses in China, Italy, and the United States, it can ultimately be be concluded that countries with a delayed pandemic response suffered higher unemployment compared to countries who had a proactive response. Other policies proved to ameliorate some of the immediate effects of unemployment such as Italy’s ban on firing workers and stimulus checks sent out in addition to unemployment insurance.
unemployment; coronavirus; workplace safety; job security
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