• Pandemic pushes GR's jobless rate to one of the highest in US

    1 month ago - By Wood TV

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Grand Rapids' April unemployment rate was among the highest in the nation, according to WalletHub's analysis of federal data collected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Grand Rapids ranked No. 5 among 180 cities, based on new information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Beer City, USA saw its April unemployment rate increase nearly seven-fold compared to the same time last year - from 3,540 workers to 27,996 workers. That's the fourth highest increase among cities included in the analysis.
    WalletHub says Grand Rapids' unemployment rate was 36.04% in April when workers...
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  • 1 in 5 Nursing Homes Had at Least One COVID-19 Death, According to Federal Data

    1 in 5 Nursing Homes Had at Least One COVID-19 Death, According to Federal Data

    1 month ago - By Who TV

    AUSTIN - New data shows that 26,000 people in nursing facilities have died from COVID-19, according to the federal government.
    Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services began collecting more information on the spread of cases of coronavirus in nursing homes.
    According to a press release from CMS this week, the data shows more than 60,000 COVID-19 cases have also been confirmed in these homes.
    As of May 24, only 80% of nursing homes nationwide had reported the required data to the CDC out of the 15,400 homes funded by...
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