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Georgia’s coronavirus cases haven’t spiked since reopening — but there isn’t a strong downward trend either
It's tempting to celebrate the data as a sign that reopening Georgia won't worsen its COVID-19 outbreak, but it's still early to draw that conclusion.
Disney World plans to reopen its parks in July after closing due to the coronavirus. The overall median wage for amusement park workers is low.
"At this pace, claims won't be back below 1 million until September," said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.
The falling rate of weekly claims suggest the US is "well beyond the peak of inflows into unemployment," said Deutsche Bank economist Justin Weidner.
"It just goes to show you how quickly the current crisis has evolved and how deep it is," said Daniel Zhao, an economist at Glassdoor.
An interactive map compares coronavirus outbreaks across US states, based on case totals, cases per capita, and test results
Total case counts are just one way to look at states' outbreaks. Looking at cases per capita and testing numbers can paint a different picture.
Here's where the coronavirus has spread, how quickly the case total has grown, and how the outbreak compares to others.
The class of 2020 on what it’s like to face down crumbling colleges, a frozen job market, and COVID-19 disrupting your entry into adulthood
High-school seniors are unsure what campus life will look like. College grads are entering a paralyzed economy. But Gen Z is ready for a fight.
Reopening restaurants and barber shops won't get the economy going again. Tackling the coronavirus public-health crisis will.
"Each week of such high claims is a disaster in its own right," said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.