Coronavirus unemployment at nearly 15% is still shy of the record high reached during the Great Depression

The U.S. unemployment rate jumped from 4.4% in March to a roughly 90-year high of 14.7% in April. But could the rate, as some predict, surpass the record 25% joblessness the U.S. experienced at the peak of the Great Depression? As a macroeconomist who has tracked the labor force for decades, I’ve been wondering about this myself. There are actually two figures the Bureau of Labor Statistics uses to estimate employment levels in the U.S.…

"Coronavirus unemployment at nearly 15% is still shy of the record high reached during the Great Depression"

Beyond Zero Extends A Helping Hand To Children Living With Disabilities

NAIROBI, 9 May 2020 (PSCU) – Children living with disabilities in Nairobi and its environs on Friday benefitted from a donation of food and non-food items by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero initiative. The donation, which is part of the First Lady’s contribution to the national response against Covid-19 will help cushion the children and their caregivers against the adverse effects of the pandemic. Beyond Zero’s Coordinator Ms Angella Langat presented the donation which…

"Beyond Zero Extends A Helping Hand To Children Living With Disabilities"

Nyeri Residents Protest Over Construction Of Gas Plant

Residents of Wambugu Farm area in Nyeri Town Constituency have protested against construction of a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plant by a private developer within the area saying it was a disaster in waiting. The fears of the locals are not unfounded as seven years ago an explosion occurred at an LPG plant at Giakanja Trading Centre about five kilometers away killing two people and critically injuring five others. They said they were opposed to…

"Nyeri Residents Protest Over Construction Of Gas Plant"

Government Shuts Border Livestock Markets

All livestock markets along the Kenya/ Tanzania and Kenya/ Somalia borders have been shut indefinitely, Agriculture, livestock and fisheries Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Ann Nyagah has said. Other livestock markets that have also been shut are in Narok Kwale, TaitaTaveta , Shambole market in Namanga Kajiado County and also DIF and Dagahaley markets in Wajir. The shutdown has been prompted by lack of compliance to the set guidelines by government on Covid 19 pandemic considering…

"Government Shuts Border Livestock Markets"

Livestock Markets In Kajiado Closed

Kajiado Governor Joseph Lenku has ordered the closure of all livestock markets along the Kenya- Tanzanian border for the next 14 days. The move follows the discovery of two cases of COVID-19 in the County, which have been traced to Tanzania. Lenku who was speaking in Kitengela town Friday said the proximity of the county to Tanzania which has recorded a high number of positive cases puts it at risk necessitating the closure of the…

"Livestock Markets In Kajiado Closed"

Lottery Club In Murang’a Donates Equipment To Fight Covid-19

Lottery Club, Murang’a branch has donated assorted materials worth Sh 500, 000 to assist in the fight against Covid-19. The club members handed over water tanks and hospital equipment to Murang’a county government on Friday to boost efforts on combating spread of coronavirus. Led by their president Beatrice Wanjohi, the members said they managed to mobilise resources to get two machines to offer services at children section in Murang’a level-5 hospital. The president said that…

"Lottery Club In Murang’a Donates Equipment To Fight Covid-19"