US Airline Employment to Fall to Record Low in Over 30 Years

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  • US airline job cuts are set to fall to the lowest level since the mid-1980s, as the coronavirus pandemic devastates the sector
  • Airlines will have cuts of more than 90,000 jobs by year-end, including more than 30,000 furloughs at airlines like American
  • Airline unions have repeatedly urged the Federal Government to provide a second $25 million aid to preserve jobs in the industry
  • According to Airlines for America, a union that represents the major US airlines, the industry's workforce will fall to 370,000 full-time equivalent jobs by year-end, from 460,000 in March