PBS NewsHour

How the pandemic has pushed U.S. retail to brink of collapse

Clip: 05/21/2020 | 7m 11s Video has closed captioning.

For more than two months, the toll of unemployment in the U.S. has grown each week. The retail sector, which was already struggling before the pandemic, is among the hardest hit, with stores closed or at reduced capacity and consumers nervous about spending money. And many economists believe these lost jobs will not be returning anytime soon. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

Aired: 05/21/20

Rating: NR

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