This unemployment map shows how millions of job losses are impacting each state

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Job losses haven’t hit states equally, notes WalletHub. Another Thursday means another unemployment report from the U.S. Labor Department, in a grim weekly ritual that was scarcely noticed in more idyllic times. The latest developments: Nearly 3 million more Americans filed for unemployment benefits, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related job losses to almost 36.5 million. Read Full Story

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Losing health insurance after a job loss: 5 alternatives to employer-based coverage

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For millions of Americans and their families, the shock of a sudden job loss will be compounded by the loss of their employer-based healthcare. The massive scale of job losses associated with the coronavirus pandemic has been nothing short of horrifying. And for millions of Americans and their families, the loss of their employer-based health insurance will be equally horrifying—especially because it comes at a time when families need it most. Read Full Story

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Lost your job? These are the groups you need to contact now

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As job losses mount, these are the types of people in your network who may be able to help your job search most. Over the past few weeks, unemployment skyrocketed and more than 22 million people in the U.S. lost their jobs, mostly as a result of the pandemic. Once the shock wears off, many will join the ranks of job seekers who are currently refreshing their LinkedIn profiles and poring over job ads. The smart ones are also taking a strategic approach to reaching out to their networks . Read Full Story

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3 smart job-seeking strategies for the class of 2020 (and for those looking to hire them)

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Things are changing on both ends of the job hunt, impacting everyone involved. Here are three key findings from the iCIMS annual report that show what job seekers and employers need to focus on to keep business moving. Nearly 4 million college seniors in the U.S. entered their final year with big career dreams and expected to be welcomed by a strong job market. Fast-forward a few months, and these same young professionals have unexpectedly been thrown a commencement curveball and are now entering a pandemic-battered job market that is unlikely to resemble anything we’ve ever experienced. Read Full Story

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