The lives of many unemployed people in the United States under the new crown epidemic are”deadly”
Affected by the epidemic, the number of unemployed persons in the United States hit a record high in recent years. Previously, the U.S. government launched a federal unemployment assistance program to provide a certain amount of living allowances to unemployed families every week, but this program will only last until the end of this month. If the U.S. government does not add a new assistance program, it means that tens of millions of unemployed will lose The only source of income during this epidemic.
Faced with the seemingly remote economic restart, many unemployed Americans said that their lives are”in desperation.”
Los Angeles residents Ruiz contracted COVID-19 at the end of March. Although they have recovered and been discharged from the hospital, they stayed Severe sequelae-and to make matters worse, affected by the epidemic, the company he worked for before closed down and lost his job. Although his wife and son who went to college started to work part-time to subsidize the family, they still cannot make ends meet, and the family’s life is stuck. Dilemma.
Los Angeles Unemployed Ruiz:Many of us need help, not just the unfortunately infected patients. Many people are unemployed because of the company’s failure. The government should help us. But the shame is that when the government gave money to those big companies, we didn’t get enough help, even though we desperately needed help.
Puritai and James, who were also unemployed due to the epidemic, also said that with the current U.S. economy shrinking sharply, unemployment benefits are the only source of income for them and their families, and if the epidemic continues, the U.S. government will Stop the unemployment assistance program, their lives will be in desperation.
New York Unemployed Pritai:If the rescue plan stops and the epidemic worsens, we will all be finished.
Pittsburgh Unemployed James:If the government stops unemployment assistance, it will hurt many people, including me and mine family. I am under too much pressure now and become a little irritable. When this happened, I felt really bad. I can’t sleep well now, and I feel my future is bleak.