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People who lost their job due to Coronavirus crisis share their stories and they are heartbreaking

People who lost their job due to Coronavirus crisis share their stories and they are heartbreaking

The Labor Department reported Thursday that 281,000 people applied for jobless benefits this past week—a 33 percent more than the previous week.

The Coronavirus outbreak has had a devastating impact on the job market and economy, resulting in individuals getting laid off at an unprecedented pace. According to The Washington Post, over a million U.S. workers are expected to lose their jobs by the end of March. With governments urging citizens to stay indoors and self-quarantine for the foreseeable future, countless individuals who cannot afford to work from their homes are now facing unemployment. The Labor Department reported on Thursday that 281,000 people applied for jobless benefits this past week—a 33 percent more than the previous week—and economists predict that the situation will only get worse.



 

This stark reality was recently laid bare in a Reddit thread after user u/greensypoop asked fellow Redditors who've lost their jobs due to the ongoing crisis to share their stories. As bleak as the statistics shared by industry experts are, these first-hand accounts of individuals like you and me paint a darker picture of the state of the world today. With no confirmation as to when or if they will be called back to their previous jobs, thousands of families now struggle to figure out how they will survive. Here are some of the responses:

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Image Source: Reddit/Tazzybugg
Image Source: Reddit/Tazzybugg

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Image Source: Reddit/AvogatoToast

Image Source: Reddit/AvogatoToast

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Image Source: Reddit/Paranoid427

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Image Source: Reddit/termiAurthur

Image Source: Reddit/termiAurthur

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Image Source: Reddit/TummyDrums

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Image Source: Reddit/AngryValephar

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Image Source: Reddit/codenteacher
Image Source: Reddit/codenteacher

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Image Source: Reddit/davosknuckles
Image Source: Reddit/davosknuckles

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Image Source: Reddit/Canadian_Neckbeard

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Image Source: Reddit/motherfuqueer

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Image Source: Reddit/CelticRockstar
Image Source: Reddit/CelticRockstar

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Image Source: Reddit/fukyokarma

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Image Source: Reddit/crazychristian
Image Source: Reddit/crazychristian

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Image Source: Reddit/nonstopsobbing

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Image Source: Reddit/lzrkennyloggins
Image Source: Reddit/lzrkennyloggins

Image Source: Reddit/lzrkennyloggins

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Image Source: Reddit/elbrigno

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Image Source: Reddit/blackforestgirl86

Image Source: Reddit/blackforestgirl86

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Image Source: Reddit/Asak0pt3r
Image Source: Reddit/Asak0pt3r

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Image Source: Reddit/Casualmindfvck
Image Source: Reddit/Casualmindfvck

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