About Events Layoffs, furloughs, unemployment: Coronavirus and the job market Layoffs, furloughs, unemployment: Coronavirus and the job market April 17, 2020 11:00 AM Online via Zoom Register Join the Miller Center for a discussion with Batten School professor Leora Friedberg as she and the Miller Center's Chris Lu discuss the current unemployment numbers, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and the prospects for the labor market. The conversation will be moderated by Miller Center Director William Antholis. Leora Friedberg Read full bio Chris Lu Over the course of a 20-year career in public service, Chris Lu, the Miller Center's Teresa A. Sullivan Practitioner Senior Fellow, worked in all three branches of the federal government, including seven years in the Obama Administration. From 2014 to 2017, Lu was the deputy secretary of labor, having been confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate. William Antholis William J. Antholis serves as director and CEO of the Miller Center, a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history. Immediately prior, he served as managing director at the Brookings Institution from 2004 to 2014. Related Content Leora Friedberg Labor market aspects of state and local retirement plans: a review of evidence and a blueprint for future research Research Traditional defined benefit (DB) pension plans remain the overwhelming norm for teachers, policemen and other employees of state and local governments. The incentives for workers with DB pension plans to stay in their jobs shift dramatically over the course of their careers. Pensions and K-12 Teacher Retirement: An Analysis Using National Teacher Data Research The retirement security landscape has changed drastically for most workers over the last thirty years – except for public school teachers and other state and local government employees. Many private-sector employers have stopped offering traditional retirement plans, while most state and local employees remain covered by defined benefit (DB) pension plans.