Workforce System Response to COVID-19 – April 28 Report

April 28, 2020: We have now recorded over 45,000 people applying for first-time unemployment benefits over the past five weeks in Spokane county. Almost every industry has been significantly impacted, and workers and businesses have had to chart a new course, sometimes tapping into the myriad of local, state, and federal resources to help make it through this challenging time. We know we have a ways yet to go, but there are some bright spots appearing as efforts to social distance achieve results, and plans for a phased-in return to work for various industries, including construction, are being worked on at the state and local levels. Click here to read this week’s full report. 

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