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Unemployment Hotline Is a deeply personal look into people’s experience with unemployment and isolation during this global pandemic. The unemployment crisis in the U.S. really broke my heart. After seeing a photo in the newspaper of a family trying to file for unemployment, I took a deep dive into researching this issue. Seeing the deep systemic problems and widespread pain unemployment has caused, led me to creating a website and hotline for people to call in and leave their stories. Letting the voicemails narrate and tell the stories of all the unheard calls and people waiting for unemployment.

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