FinCap Friday: Education Saves Jobs

May 21, 2020
FinCap Friday

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This week, we take a look at the latest data around unemployment rates by education level. Does a worker's level of education matter more or less during an economic downturn? As more and more American workers are losing their jobs in the aftermath of coronavirus, statistics definitely show a clear trend about which jobs were cut right away and which types of workers had their financial situation affected in the most difficult way. To find out more about recent unemployment trends and how these trends correlate to education level in the US, check out this week's episode of FinCap Friday: 

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About the Author

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her soon-to-be 7 nieces and nephews!