The New York Times turned its front page into an arresting illustration of America’s unemployment shock


The Labor Department provided the material Thursday for what Axios’ Felix Salmon called “the most stunning chart of this crisis yet — the number of people filing for unemployment spiked to 3.3 million last week, a number unprecedented in U.S. history.” The actual number of workers affected by the coronavirus crisis is much larger — lots more Americans took pay cuts or reductions in work hours, and the numbers don’t count gig workers. But it’s a stunning jump the same, with huge, unknown ramifications, and The New York Times found an arresting way to illustrated it on the cover of Friday’s newspaper.

An early look at the front page of the first edition of The New York Times for March 27, 2020.

— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 27, 2020

The Wall Street Journal had the same idea, executed with slightly less aplomb.

Take an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal

— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 27, 2020

The New York Daily News, meanwhile, did its Daily News thing.

Labor Pains
Job-killing coronavirus sends 3.2 million Americans to unemployment line

— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 27, 2020

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Source:: The Week – Business


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