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I’m a 61-year-old carpenter in Iowa who’s been losing customers since February. I’m starting to feel more confident about riding it out.



a man wearing glasses: Paul Krueger. Courtesy of Paul Krueger; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider


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Paul Krueger. Courtesy of Paul Krueger; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider

  • The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce.
  • Paul Krueger is a 61-year-old carpenter based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Krueger has worked in carpentry all his life and ran his own business specializing in cabinet making and custom woodwork.
  • He began losing customers in February as COVID-19 cases picked up throughout the state.
  • If work doesn’t pick up soon, Krueger says he may only last through September before he’ll need to shut down his design shop, and is worried about finding a fair-paying job at his age. 
  • This is his story, as told to Nick Dauk.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

I’ve been a carpenter all of my life and left a big company in Georgia to move closer to my family in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Magnificent Mane the difference-maker as Liverpool show Chelsea who’s boss

If ever a goal could sum up a player, this was it.

Sadio Mane’s pass was poor. A giveaway. He was not happy with himself. 

So what did he do? Stand and sulk? Look around for a team-mate to blame? 

Not a bit of it.

Liverpool’s Senegalese star is not wired that way. Instead, Mane hared after the ball, following it as Kurt Zouma rolled it back to Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Chelsea goal. 

Kepa’s intention to pass out was good, but Mane read it, stretching out a foot to intercept, then firing the loose ball into the unguarded net with the goalkeeper scrambling.

Two-nil Liverpool. Game, set, match.

It took Mane only 10 minutes, either side of half-time, to bend this game to his will.

It was he who was fouled, crudely, by Andreas Christensen shortly before the interval, leading to the Chelsea defender’s dismissal.

Mane’s run, from out

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I’m a 52-year-old small business owner in Oklahoma who’s been on unemployment since February. Here’s how I’m getting by.



a woman smiling for the camera: Amanda Stephenson. Courtesy of Amanda Stephenson; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider


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Amanda Stephenson. Courtesy of Amanda Stephenson; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider

  • The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce.
  • Amanda Stephenson is a 52-year-old small business owner from Collinsville, Oklahoma.
  • She ran a small business making and selling cheer uniforms and dance costumes, but hasn’t had clients since February, when many local schools and performances were shut down.
  • On just $189 a week in unemployment benefits, Stephenson says she’s had to sacrifice filling prescriptions, postponed planned dental work, and has been unable to buy school clothes for her son.
  • This is her story, as told to Business Insider.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Since I lost my job, life has been stressful. My husband is still working, but he works for an airline and they’ve indicated layoffs are coming. Before, I’d worked to build up a

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I’m a 32-year-old IT business analyst in Tennessee who’s been out of work since March



a screen shot of a person: Shauna Web Scott. Courtesy of Shauna Web Scott; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider


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Shauna Web Scott. Courtesy of Shauna Web Scott; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider

  • The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce.
  • Shauna Webb Scott is a 32-year-old IT business analyst based in Nashville, Tennessee. 
  • She was laid off on March 31, just three weeks after finding out she was pregnant. She also lost clients for her small business as a wedding planner as celebrations were canceled or postponed.
  • Scott says it’s been difficult trying to find a new position because many employers don’t want to hire someone who will need to take maternity leave in November.
  • This is her story, as told to Business Insider.

I found out I was pregnant three weeks prior to losing my position as an IT business analyst. It’s been stressful dealing with pregnancy and losing my sense of occupational purpose along the

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The Maine Idea: Who’s responsible for economic crashes?

As he careens into the final weeks of his re-election campaign, Donald Trump faces discouraging numbers. Recent aggregated polling tells an interesting story – more interesting than the “convention bounce” narratives that proliferated for, well, a few days.

On his handling of the pandemic, the numbers are dismal – an 18-point gap, with 58% viewing Trump unfavorably; on his chaotic foreign policy, dismissing allies and coddling Vladimir Putin, he’s down by 13 points. Yet on the economy, there’s a ray of hope for the president’s supporters: favorable by 1%.

That reputation is undeserved. Fact is, since the Eisenhower administration, every eight years featuring Democratic presidents has shown better real economic growth than the Republican years before – without exception.

You never hear this, for two reasons: Democrats rarely talk about it, let alone brag about it. And, ever since Abe Lincoln, Republicans have been the party of big business; people

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I’m a 50-year-old business development director in Kentucky who’s been out of work since August



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Reuben Harness. Courtesy of Reuben Harness; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider

  • The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce.
  • Reuben Harness is a 50-year-old business development director based in Danville, Kentucky.
  • At first, his job moved to part-time, and he was then let go after the extra $600 in unemployment benefits expired.
  • He was also downsized in 2008.
  • This is his story, as told to Nick Dauk. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

I was the regional director of business development for ConServe. I worked remotely and half of my time was spent traveling to universities and colleges in my seven-state territory, helping them with their collection accounts for tuition or student loans that were past due. 

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When the pandemic hit and traveling came to a halt, I was moved to part-time in April to attempt to perform my

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