Things Are Starting to Improve

Things Are Starting to Improve

Millions of Jobs Are Starting to Return

We aren’t out of the woods yet, but we are starting to see the first few glimmers of hope! 

Although not all states are reopening as of now, many jobs are starting to come back, according to a recent article.

As unemployment rates rise to depression levels, it is important to note that things are beginning to turn around. About 5 million jobs are now back after going away at the start of the pandemic. At its peak, about 20 million jobs were eliminated as a direct result of the pandemic. 

Does This Mean the Pandemic is Over? 

Not only is the pandemic not over, but it also may return in the fall. However, you should not despair. Although times are difficult, things are improving overall. Continue to practice social distancing whenever you can, and continue to exercise proper safety precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe. 

Should I Start Looking for Work, or Should I Remain on Unemployment?

Eventually, unemployment benefits run out. With that being said, you should always network yourself and apply for jobs. 

If you don’t stumble across a job that fits your needs, you should stay on unemployment for the time being. However, if the right job comes your way, consider rejoining the workforce.

If you are out of work and are not receiving unemployment benefits, get on unemployment as soon as possible. The process can take quite a bit of time, and the sooner you get on unemployment the sooner you will receive the benefits

Make sure that whatever job you end up taking is safe and pays you what you need. 

Are These Results the Same Everywhere?

As you probably know, several states were hit harder than others, and are taking much more time to get back to normal. Right now, Oklahoma is doing considerably well when compared to New York City where over half of all businesses are closed as a direct result of the pandemic. 

If you live in a city or an area that has been devastated by the pandemic, it might not yet be time to start working on-site for the time being. 

If jobs aren’t available around where you live, there are tons of remote positions available now, and you can always become a contact tracer.

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