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Voice of America 11 May 2020

Experts Debate on How Quickly the US Economy Will Rebound


In April, the unemployment rate grew to an unprecedented 14.7% according to a new report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is the highest unemployment rate and largest single-month change since 1948 when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking the numbers. While White House experts are hopeful the economy will quickly rebound, others are not so optimistic. VOA's Elizabeth Lee has the details.

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates gives his take on the right measures the US needs to implement in order to reopen schools and his "best case" for the US economy.

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