Roughly six months after the coronavirus began to wreak havoc on the US economy, about half of those who lost their job say they are still without one. … The [Pew] study, which surveyed 13,200 US adults in the first two weeks of August, found some limited recovery with respect to employment: Of all those who said they had lost a job, a third have returned to their old job, and 15 percent say they have a new job.