Latest from Heather Long
Many analysts expect the report to lower the official unemployment rate of 13.3 percent. But a coronavirus surge is complicating an already fraught recovery.
  • Jul 8, 2020
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.
  • Jul 3, 2020
Suspected overdoses jumped 42 percent in May, data obtained by Post shows. Fueling the surge are isolation, economic devastation and disruptions to the drug trade.
  • Jul 1, 2020
Economists worry workers are facing a major setback on pay, and it could be a harbinger of a slow recovery.
  • Jul 1, 2020
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How the lack of child care is destabilizing the economy even more. Why women are hurting the most in this economic downturn. And what it’s like to join Alcoholics Anonymous over Zoom.
  • Jun 30, 2020
The Federal Reserve’s Main Street lending program is supposed to provide low-cost loans to small and mid-sized businesses. But small business owners say they can’t find banks willing to do the loans.
  • Jun 18, 2020
‘We can’t wait 10 years for an economic recovery to reach everyone,’ said San Francisco Fed President Mary C. Daly.
  • Jun 15, 2020
Fed Chair Powell pledged more support for the economy and said Congress likely will need to do more aid, too. Powell's biggest worry is millions of permanently unemployed.
  • Jun 10, 2020
A top economic adviser to Joe Biden is part of a growing chorus of progressives arguing the Fed must think more about people typically ‘left behind.’
  • Jun 10, 2020
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.
  • Jun 10, 2020