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. https://t.co/ouq8qcYShS pic.twitter.com/N49ew8Rzzq
— 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 https://t.co/5xQPDPcm8q pic.twitter.com/O61c2jgz8I
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 27, 2020
The New York Daily News, meanwhile, did its Daily News thing.
Job-killing coronavirus sends 3.2 million Americans to unemployment line https://t.co/9oLayZ9CGW pic.twitter.com/KHK35jy6gL
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 27, 2020
Source:: The Week – Business