One month into the Bay Area’s coronavirus shutdown, the impact on the economy is stunning.
A total of 661,000 people filed for unemployment in California just last week, bringing the total for the state over the last month to 2.82 million unemployment claims. That represents one in every seven Californians in the state’s labor pool.
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San Mateo-based GoPro has cut 200 jobs, more than 20 percent of its workforce, saving about $100 million this year and $250 million in 2021. – Rex Crum, 6:56 a.m.
Without school buildings open, teachers and others have less access to observe potential signs of abuse in children. According to California data, child abuse reports have dropped precipitously under the lockdown, suggesting vulnerable children may be at risk. – Teri Sforza, 5:03 a.m.
Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the first known NFL player with a positive diagnosis, the Rams confirmed Wednesday. – Kevin Modesti, 5 a.m.