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    Mass layoffs coming to the 85006.....

    Just read in the Arizona Republic that the Phoenix Airport is planning on laying off 2,500 or so employees soon. We will be bit hard here. How are layoffs shaping up where you are? Rob

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    Unfortunately airport layoffs seem inevitable. Honestly I'm surprised they haven't already happened the way they have with employers like hotels. SO is super excited (and stressed...) that his flagship hotel is still planning on reopening on October 1. So much work to do. I don't know how he was able to take off 4 days for our move. But I'm grateful that he could do it. There's no way I could handle everything we're doing to get packed and get the new place ready by myself.

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    The casinos have had massive permanent layoffs. We have had 10 restaurants and or bars close.

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    I work in a state capital city, so we have a lot of government employees. Pro - keeps folks employed; con- depresses private sector wages.
    "Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal. But accumulate for yourselves treasure in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, your heart is also." Jesus

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    We've had 60%+ unemployment here in the county since the pandemic began.

    I suspect a large number of our local businesses will not survive through next year.

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    Unemployment rate here is 8.1%, down from 12.1% last month, but up from 3.7% last year.

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    Wow, Iím surprised Sky Harbor was even still open. Oakland International was shutdown at the end of July, and really very limited open for the 3 months before that.

    (The FedEx cargo area is the only thing open and itís not part of the main airport.)

    It is sad to see the airports close, so many people laid off. And you just know there are so many more in support roles.

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    My state had the highest unemployment rate for a couple months. Layoffs are hitting travel websites, support staff in education, airport limo drivers, the Boston Symphony, the Red Sox, you name it.

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    We were over 20% for our unemployment rate but it’s gone down some.

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    Indianapolis unemployment peaked at around 14% but right now is 6 points lower at around 7. We have a lot of work in distribution centers and more being built, construction is still operating, reopenings are up, etc. We are pretty middle of the road and did not participate in some of the economic increases other states saw. Our travel and hospitality industry got hit the hardest but was not a huge part of our economy. Conventions and sporting events are working to restart with smaller crowds.

    Of course our virus numbers continue at a higher level but with the backwood attitude about science around here, nothing much helps so we just isolate ourselves and being retired, we can do it.

    The interesting news is that the State is potentially going to leave large numbers of employees in a work at home arrangement. Heard this from a State manager who is a neighbor.

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