• Air of Despair: 57% of Unemployed Americans Blame COVID-19 for Job Loss

    Howell/Brighton MI - December 09, 2020

    The majority of unemployed Americans say the COVID-19 pandemic is most responsible for their job loss and continued unemployment, which is becoming more daunting as time passes.

    This is according to a newly released survey conducted by The Harris Poll and commissioned by Express Employment Professionals.

    More than 2 in 5 unemployed adults (41%) have been out of work for six months or less, becoming unemployed during the pandemic. The most common reason they are unemployed is their job or position was eliminated due to COVID-19 (33%), followed by they quit (12%) or were laid off (11%). Fifty-seven percent say the pandemic is most responsible for their current unemployment and 60% believe COVID-19 is the reason they are still unemployed.

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