Economics correspondent Education: Wellesley College, BA in economics and English ; Oxford University, master's in financial economics and medieval literature Heather Long is an economics correspondent. Before joining The Washington Post, she was a senior economics reporter at CNN and a columnist and deputy editor at the Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. Long started her career at an investment firm in London. She earned her master's degrees from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Professional Affiliations: Board member, SABEW (Society for Advancing Business Writing & Editing)
Nearly a third of the nation’s workforce has children at home and they’re struggling. Researchers estimate nearly 10 percent of economic activity won’t happen as long as schools and daycares remain closed.
Federal officials say that the official unemployment rate would be significantly higher for the last three months if not for errors made during the data-gathering process. They hope to fix the problem in June.