Questions of the Week: What are your thoughts on COVID’s impact on the economy?

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The Shaskeen is looking for new employees, what are you seeing out there when it comes to the job market and the overall economy?

Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that American employers added 266,000 new jobs in April. During normal times, that’s a good figure. However, with economists expecting over a million new jobs as part of a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the number was seen as disappointing.

Today, we’re asking you for your thoughts on COVID-19 and the economy. Is the country and Manchester in particular beginning to bounce back to where we were in 2019? Do we still have a long way to go? Are safety regulations helping, hurting or a little of both? What will the future bring and what have you been seeing from where you are?

Submit your answers below, and we’ll share them next week! To see the results from last week’s poll on the new Fisher Cats season, click here.

About this Author


Andrew Sylvia

Assistant EditorManchester Ink Link

Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.