Continuing Education

November 2021
Joblessness is pervasive throughout the United States as the COVID-19 pandemic has extended from weeks to months and beyond. According to Weber Handwerker et al. (2020), “the magnitude of job loss in March and April 2020 had no precedent since the end of World War II” (para. 3) and there is no clear indication of how long it will take for the labor market to recover in full. Additionally, “lowest-wage workers suffered far greater employment losses than high-wage workers, and their employment rates have been much slower to recover” (Miller-Adams et al., 2021, p. 2). As a result, many adults...