world The Figaro Letter of April 8, 2020

The Figaro Letter of April 8, 2020

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This Wednesday: unemployment is exploding all over the world, doctors’ waiting rooms are empty and the Macron-Philippe duo is facing the crisis.

Hello dear subscribers,

The five continents are sick and the economy does not feel better. The temporary, or final, shutdown of companies is causing unemployment to rise to make the 2008 economic crisis look like a little flu.

So everyone rolls up their sleeves to try to find solutions, including the Chief Rabbi of France, who thinks of the next world.

With that, I wish you a nice day,

Ronan Planchon, journalist at Figaro.

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Unemployment explodes all over the world

In Fayetteville, Arkansas, the queue to register unemployed. NICK OXFORD / REUTERS

In 2008, at the height of the economic crisis, 800,000 Americans were unemployed. In the past two weeks, ten million people have registered as unemployed in the United States and by a month, they could be twice as many, according to some estimates. In short, you don’t need to be an associate professor of mathematics to grasp the magnitude of a crisis that spares neither Asia nor Africa, where 20 million jobs could be lost, or Europe.

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