Every week FoodLogiQ will be aggregating the latest updates and resources for food businesses navigating the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Learn how the industry is adapting to protect and feed consumers while building resilience in the face of global crisis.
The U.S. has benefited from nearly a decade of employment gains following the historic financial crisis of 2008. However, unemployment numbers reported at the end of March 2020 ended this trend, painting a worrisome picture for the workers and industries most acutely impacted by the unfolding coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic; According to an update from NPR, the U.S. unemployment rate now stands at 4.4%, with 701,000 jobs lost in March alone - and economists are warning that this may only be the beginning. The restaurant industry in particular continues to feel the full force of economic turns taking place as a result of the coronavirus health crisis.