US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak

The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers.

Coronavirus may prompt Potbelly to close 100 stores

While some fast-food chains have seen success under pandemic conditions, the Potbelly Sandwich Shop is considering a permanent closure of up to 100 company-owned stores as sales dropped by nearly 70 percent in March.

Emotional testimony heard on Maryland Unemployment site issues

There were some very emotional testimonies shared from those participating in a virtual joint Maryland committee hearing held on Tuesday to review some of the serious and continuing issues Marylanders are still having with the Maryland Department of Labor’s new unemployment web portal. 

Pelosi reportedly drafting $750B bill to aid state, local governments

close Secretary Mnuchin on lost jobs, toll coronavirus pandemic is taking on US economy House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reportedly drafting legislation that would assist states and local governments that have seen their economy contract amid the coronavirus pandemic, but any new bill is expected to face resistance from Republicans who’ve said they have been largely left out of negotiations.