/Evidence Grows of Lockdowns’ Toll on Employment

Evidence Grows of Lockdowns’ Toll on Employment


Yes, lockdowns cost jobs.

That might seem obvious, given the May increase in U.S. jobs, which economists attributed to both relaxed business restrictions in some states and government payments to companies that rehired workers.

In fact, the economic costs of lockdowns have been debated since the start of the pandemic. Since many people voluntarily…

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