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Employment of certain groups more likely to be affected by pandemic, study says

A study examining unemployment during COVID-19 found that women with children, people with disabilities, as well as certain racial and ethnic groups were more likely to lose employment or experience a decrease in hours.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 24, 2020

A WSU associate professor interested in the effects of the pandemic and resulting recession authored a paper on groups of people whose employment is more likely to be affected during COVID-19.  Ben Cowan, associate professor for the WSU School of Economic Sciences, conducted a study that found peop...

Whitman County deals with unemployment fraud

People who have been victim to unemployment fraud should file a report with the local police department, says Pullman Chief of Police.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 3, 2020

Some Whitman County residents have filed claims about unemployment fraud in the area.  Local law enforcement have turned the claims over to Secret Service agencies and the FBI, Gary Jenkins, Pullman Chief of Police, said while addressing the issue May 26 in an online city hall. Sgt. Chris Chap...

Whitman County unemployment rates rise three percent

Whitman County unemployment rates have risen 3 percent. State unemployment rates for Washington state have risen from  5.1 percent in March to 15.4 percent in April this year.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

June 3, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Whitman County unemployment rates increased by 3 percent from March to April this year.  Doug Tweedy, regional economist for the Washington State Employment Security Department, said Whitman County’s unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in March and 6.6 percent in April.  Tweedy sa...

OPINION: Stimulus plan doesn’t help the right people

Giving money to most Americans isn't a bad thing, but it isn't the best plan to help the unemployed.

GUS WATERS, Evergreen Columnist

April 1, 2020

The federal stimulus package that Congress passed is a decent response to the impending recession that will hit our country, but it can’t live up to its noble goals until it provides more unemployment benefits. The 2.2 trillion dollar plan contains massive spending provisions: over 500 billion dollar...

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