5 things to know Friday

Yankee Stadium to open up mass COVID-19 vaccination site

Yankee Stadium will open as a COVID-19 mass vaccination site starting Friday to serve residents of the Bronx in an effort to bolster equity in New York’s vaccine distribution, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a joint statement earlier this week. 15,000 appointments will be available at the site during its first week, which will coincide with outreach efforts to Bronx residents about vaccine safety and scheduling appointments. The Bronx has the highest number of hospitalizations and deaths per 100,000 people of the five boroughs, according to the city’s data, and its population is predominately Black and Latino. As of Thursday, more than 55.9 million vaccine doses have been distributed in the U.S. and about 33.9 million have been administered, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How’s the economy doing? January jobs report could tell

Economists and Wall Street will be paying close attention Friday when the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports its jobs numbers for January. Data provider FactSet said it expects the report to show a modest hiring gain of perhaps 100,000, with unemployment remaining at a high 6.7{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, the government reported that 779,000 Americans sought unemployment benefits last week — a declining but still significant number. Friday’s report has the potential to affect talks between Congress and the White House over President Joe Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion economic rescue program.

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