The Unemployment Pandemic: Addressing America’s Jobs Crisis

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12:00pm
Select one, Washington, DC 20515
The Unemployment Pandemic: Addressing America’s Jobs Crisis


Washington, D.C. (June 16, 2020) — On Thursday, June 18, 2020 the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, will hold a virtual hearing with experts and economists to examine the magnitude of the unemployment crisis, the role of federal and state unemployment support, and whether additional support is needed to achieve a sustainable economic recovery.


The hearing will also address the disparate impact of the unemployment crisis on lower-wage workers, women, and communities of color.


This comes as the country faces record-high joblessness and a projected slow economic recovery as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States.


Ms. Michele Evermore
Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst, National Employment Law Project

Mr. Jason Furman
Professor, Harvard University, the Practice of Economic Policy

Ms. Rachel Graszler
Research Fellow in Economics, Budget and Entitlements, The Heritage Foundation

Mr. William E. Spriggs
Chief Economist, AFL-CIO &, Professor, Department of Economics, Howard University

116th Congress