Economics reporter Education: University of California at Los Angeles, BA in American literature and Latin American studies Eli Rosenberg covers work and labor for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2017 after a decade in New York, where he worked at the Times, the Daily News, and the Brooklyn Paper. He has covered misinformation campaigns, politics in the Trump era, immigration issues, and fires and other disasters across the country. He is originally from California.
Jobless claims rose for the first time in weeks, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on the labor market with tens of millions of workers out of work. Extra federal unemployment benefits expired for many in July, and it’s increasingly unlikely Congress will reach a deal before the presidential election.