The Ailing American Income


People wait for a distribution of masks and food from the Rev. Al Sharpton in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, after a new state mandate was issued requiring residents to wear face coverings in public due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Saturday, April 18, 2020. "Inner-city residents must follow this mandate to ensure public health and safety," said Sharpton. The latest Associated Press analysis of available data shows that nearly one-third of those who have died from the coronavirus are African American, even though blacks are only about 14% of the population. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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The economic pinch is tightening the longer the world is crippled by the pandemic. The weekly jobless claim is up to 3.2 million, and 14.7% unemployment for April.

Meanwhile, how are people expected to financially survive when many jobs are shutting down and some states are having a hard time filling the unemployment insurance requests?

April Ryan speaks with Washington Post financial columnist Michelle Singletary, who offers advice for the furloughed, unemployed, or under employed.

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