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    Default Unemployment rate may hit 32%, Fed estimates

    Coronavirus job losses could total 47 million,
    unemployment rate may hit 32%, Fed estimates


    Source: CNBC

    Economists at the Fed’s St. Louis district project total employment reductions of 47 million, which would translate to a 32.1% unemployment rate, according to a recent analysis of how bad things could get.

    The projections are even worse than St. Louis Fed President James Bullard’s much-publicized estimate of 30%. They reflect the high nature of at-risk jobs that ultimately could be lost to a government-induced economic freeze aimed at halting the coronavirus spread.

    A record 3.3 million Americans filed initial jobless claims for the week ended March 21. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expect another 2.65 million to join them this week.

    During a CNBC interview last week, Bullard said the jobless number “will be unparalleled, but don’t get discouraged. This is a special quarter, and once the virus goes away and if we play our cards right and keep everything intact, then everyone will go back to work and everything will be fine.”

    Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/coro...-fed-says.html


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    Default Re: Unemployment rate may hit 32%, Fed estimates

    Bigly numbers on that one. The biggest. Amazing numbers.

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