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European jobless rate inches higher amid government support

The unemployment rate in the 19 countries that use the euro currency inched higher to 7.4 % in May from 7.3% in April as governments used active labor market support programs to cushion the impact of the virus outbreak on workers

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A predicted surge in US job growth for June might not last

U.S. employers likely rehired several million more workers in June, thereby reducing a Depression-level unemployment rate, but the most up-to-date data suggests that a resurgent coronavirus will limit further job gains

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Workers: Tesla threatens firing if they don't return to jobs

Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to the company’s California factory since it reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus

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Puerto Rico board approves $10B budget as resignations loom

A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances has approved a new budget that largely suspends austerity measures and government cuts for one year as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from hurricanes, earthquakes and the pandemic

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Cases spike in Sunbelt, other states back off on reopening

Arizona recorded more coronavirus deaths, infections and emergency-room admissions in a single day than ever before in a rapidly deepening crisis Wednesday across the Sunbelt that sent a shudder through other parts of the country and led a number of states to put their reopening plans on hold

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Zoom got big fast. Then videobombers made it rework security

Zoom became a household name while connecting work colleagues, church and school groups, friends, family, book clubs and others during stay-at-home lockdowns, but it also has gained a reputation for lax security as intruders barged into private meetings or just spied on intimate conversations occurring on the videoconferencing service

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