Coronavirus Panel to Hold Hearing on Jobs Crisis Caused by Coronavirus Pandemic

Jun 16, 2020
Press Release


Washington, D.C. (June 17, 2020) — Tomorrow, Thursday, June 18, 2020, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, will hold a virtual hearing with experts and economists to examine the magnitude of the unemployment crisis, the role of federal and state unemployment support, and whether additional support is needed to achieve a sustainable economic recovery.


The hearing will also address the disparate impact of the unemployment crisis on lower-wage workers, women, and communities of color.


This comes as the country faces record-high joblessness and a projected slow economic recovery as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States.



Select Subcommittee Hearing on “The Unemployment Pandemic:  Addressing America’s Jobs Crisis”


12:00 PM ET on Thursday, June 18, 2020



Michele Evermore
Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst, National Employment Law Project

William E. Spriggs
Chief Economist, AFL-CIO
Professor, Department of Economics, Howard University

Jason Furman
Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard University

Rachel Graszler
Research Fellow in Economics, Budget and Entitlements
The Heritage Foundation


Livestream will be available on YouTube, the Select Subcommittee website, and the Committee on Oversight and Reform website.

116th Congress