A4 | JOURNAL-NEWS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 COMPLETE. IN- DEPTH. DEPENDABLE. CORONAVIRUS: THE LATEST U.S. EMPLOYMENT 34% about the same amount of money 6% earning more than before the spread of the virus. The nationally representative survey of 13,200 U.S. adults was conducted from Aug. 3 to Aug. 16. Separately, survey results highlight the racial divides in Americans’ economic wellbeing. Some 44% of Hispanic Americans say or someone else in their household have takena pay cutbecause of the virus. That compares with 29% of 32% of Black, and 41% of Asian adults who say the same. While about 40% of Black and 43% of Hispanic adults say they have used money froma savings or retirement account to pay their bills since the outbreak began, 29% ofWhite adults and33% of Asian adults say same, the survey results showed. making the study, a consistent with government statistics showing the U.S. has regained about half of the 22 million positions lost in the early spring. shifts in earnings pay structure have been harder to track, with averagehourlywage data skewed higher by the disappearance of low-paid service-industry jobs andwithoverall income inflflated by expanded government benefits that gave Americans a temporary boost. Nearly one-third of adults surveyed by researchers say either they or someone in their household had to reduce their hours or accept a pay cut because of the outbreak, with 21% saying this happened to them personally. Among that subsegment of adults, 60% say they are currently earning less than before the outbreak, with fifinding ByJordanYadoo and BloombergNews PaycutsintroducedbyU.S. employers in early days of the coronaviruspandemic — meant to stave offff layoffffffffffffs and retain key — have proved less temporary than perhaps originally envisioned. The majority of workers who took a reduction as the virus brought the economy to a halt are still earning less than they were prior to the outbreak, according to a Pew Research Center study released Thursday, a sign of fragility in the market as the recovery slowly takes shape. extent of outright losses brought on by efffffffffffforts to containthe virushas been well- documented: Half of adultswho say lost a due to the pandemic remain unemployed, according to the But and employees they fifififigures Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on a video screen remotely addressing the 75th session of theUnited NationsGeneral Assembly. This year’s annual gathering ofworld leaders at U.N. headquarters is almost entirely “virtual.” MARY ALTAFFER / ASSOCIATED PRESS White, UNITEDNATIONS labor The job they job the “Inawholenumberofcountries there is a temptation to lookabroad for thosewhoare responsiblefortheirowninternal problems,” he said. “And we see attempts on the part of individual countries to use current in order tomove forwardtheir narrow of moment in order to settle score with theundesirable governments or geopolitical competitors.” That was toomuch for the United States’ U.N. ambassador, Kelly Craft, who opened remarks late in themeeting with a blunt rejoinder. “Shame on each of you. I am and disgusted by the content of today’s discussion,” Craft said. She said other representatives were “squandering this opportunity for political “PresidentTrumphasmade it very clear: Wewill dowhateverisright, evenifit’sunpopular, because, let me tell you what, this is not a popularity contest,” Craft said. Wang Yi, speaking first, stressed the importance of U.N.- centered multilateralism and alluded to countries — including U.S. — opting out ofmaking aCOVID-19vaccineaglobalpublic goodavailable to people everywhere. “In such a challenging moment, major countries are evenmoreduty-boundtoput the future ofhumankindfifirst, discard Cold War mentality ByEdithM. Lederer AssociatedPress China, the UnitedStatesandRussiabutted headsattheUnitedNationson Thursday responsibility for thepandemic, tradingallegationsaboutwhomishandled andpoliticizedthevirusinone of thefewreal-timeexchanges amongtopoffiffiffiffiffifficialsatthisyear’s COVID-distancedU.N. General Assembly meeting. TheremarksattheU.N. Security Council came just after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres decried the lack of international cooperation intacklingthestill“out-of-control” coronavirus. Thesharpexchanges, atthe end of a virtual meeting on “Post COVID-19 Governance,” reflflected the deep divisions among the three veto-wielding council members that have escalatedsince emerged in Chinese city ofWuhan. Foreign UNITEDNATIONS— the IN-DEPTHCOVERAGE Missouri governor, opponent ofmandatorymasks, has virus over the situation interests the the “Right now I feel fine. No of any kind,” Parson said in video. But right nowwe just have to take the quarantine procedures in place.” Gov. Parson postponed several events the remainder of the week. He and his wife had been traveling around the state this week for events that included a ceremonial bill in Girardeau, where a photo posted Tuesday on governor’s Facebook page showed both of them wearing masks. a rapid test that came back positive and a nasal swab test later confirmed the finding. The governor’s rapid test showed he tested positive and he is still awaiting results from the swab test. “I want everybody to know that myself and the first lady are both fine,” Parson said in a posted on his Facebook page. ByDavidA. Lieb andJimSalter andideologicalbiasandcome symptoms together in the spirit of partnership to tide diffifficulties,” Wang said. AndinajabatU.S. andEuropeanUnion sanctions including on Russia, Syria and others, he said: “Unilateral sanctionsandlong-armjurisdiction needs to be opposed in order tosafeguardtheauthorityand sanctity of international law.” Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the pandemic its “commonmisfortunedidnot ironout interstate differences, but to the contrary deepened the AssociatedPress over the “ her Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wearmasks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. 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