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5 charts show how the coronavirus crisis has dwarfed the Great Recession in just 2 months

"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.
COVID-19 cases counts is just one way of measuring outbreaks.

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.
A doctor examines a patient who is infected by the coronavirus at a hospital in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province.

The coronavirus pandemic in 32 charts and maps

Here's where the coronavirus has spread, how quickly the case total has grown, and how the outbreak compares to others.
Kristina Boedtger and Colin Patrick work out at Historic Fourth Ward Park on May 10, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Live updates: Georgia hasn’t seen a massive spike in coronavirus cases since reopening, but it’s still too soon to say if it’s a goo...

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.
The oldest members of Gen Z are facing uncertainty.

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’ won’t fix the economy. Beating the virus will.

Reopening restaurants and barber shops won't get the economy going again. Tackling the coronavirus public-health crisis will.

US weekly jobless claims hit 2.4 million, bringing the 9-week total to nearly 39 million

"Each week of such high claims is a disaster in its own right," said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.
The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Fayetteville

Economists forecast an additional 2.4 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance last week

"We are becoming less hopeful of a quick drop in jobless claims below the one million mark," said Ian Shepherdson of Pantheon Macroeconomics.
Orders for trailers crashed last month.

Last April, trucking companies ordered 15,000 new trailers. This year, they ordered 300 — and the record low is a chilling sign for the consumer...

Orders for truck trailers have crashed, and it shows that retailers and manufacturers think the coronavirus-induced recession won't end anytime soon.
It's a good time to look for a new job — but it's not without its challenges.

Here’s what we know about the coronavirus, COVID-19, and public health measures during the pandemic

Here's a roundup of some of our news coverage about the coronavirus pandemic outbreak and COVID-19, the disease it causes.