What Do Women Want? For Men to Get Covid Vaccines.

As the Biden administration seeks to get most adults vaccinated by summer, men are holding back.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #gender, #men-and-boys, #unemployment, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-healthcare

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The Vaccination Gender Gap: Women Are Getting Shots at a Higher Rate Than Men

As the Biden administration seeks to get most adults vaccinated by summer, men are holding back.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #gender, #men-and-boys, #unemployment, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-healthcare

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Jobs for Homeless L.G.B.T.Q. Youth

New York City struggles to support L.G.B.T.Q. youth who are experiencing homelessness and unemployment. 

#homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #unemployment, #youth

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Welcome to the YOLO Economy

Burned out and flush with savings, some workers are quitting stable jobs in search of postpandemic adventure.

#coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #millennial-generation, #paid-time-off, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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They Came to N.Y.C. for Acceptance. Now They Need Jobs.

A new city program for homeless L.G.B.T.Q. youth will offer job placement, education and mental health support to help them achieve career success.

#discrimination, #forney-ali-center, #homeless-persons, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #unemployment, #workplace-environment, #youth

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Covid-19 Pushes India’s Middle Class Toward Poverty

The pandemic sent 32 million people in India from the middle class last year. Now a second wave is threatening the dreams of millions more looking for a better life.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #income-inequality, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #poverty, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #wages-and-salaries

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Unemployment Is High. Why Are Businesses Struggling to Hire?

Health concerns, expanded jobless benefits and still being needed at home are among the reasons would-be workers might be staying away.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Andrew Yang Hasn’t Done the Math

Was his economic story too good to check?

#automation, #elections-mayors, #income-inequality, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #productivity, #unemployment, #yang-andrew-1975

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Signs of Economic Hope Are Growing, Some With Superlatives

Soaring retail sales and a sharp drop in jobless claims are the latest reflection of a quickening recovery and suggest a year of remarkable growth.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #consumer-behavior, #consumer-confidence-economic-indicator, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #gross-domestic-product, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #shopping-and-retail, #travel-and-vacations, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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U.S. Suicides Declined Over All in 2020 but May Have Risen Among People of Color

Despite dire predictions, the number of suicides fell by 5 percent over all. Still, smaller studies suggested the trends were much worse among nonwhite Americans.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hispanic-americans, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minorities, #unemployment, #whites, #your-feed-science

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Young Women Are Dropping Out of School and Work. Is Caregiving the Culprit?

While much of the economy is beginning to bounce back, young people — particularly young women — are living a different reality.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #gender, #minorities, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #women-and-girls, #youth

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Unemployment claims data will shed new light on the economy.

The increasing pace of vaccinations — combined with the easing of restrictions on business and consumer activity in many states, and the arrival of stimulus funds — has helped lift hiring in recent weeks.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Garment Workers Who Lost Jobs in Pandemic Still Wait for Severance Pay

A new report says millions of dollars in wages have been withheld from garment workers around the world by factories contracted by major fashion brands.

#adidas-ag, #amazon-com-inc, #bangladesh, #benetton-group-spa, #cambodia, #clean-clothes-campaign, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #gap-inc, #inditex-group, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Climbers Return to Mt. Everest Despite Covid-19

Nepal, desperate for tourist money, says it has taken steps to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, including social distancing at base camp and evacuation plans in case Covid-19 flares up.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #himalayas, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #mountains, #nepal, #unemployment

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Jobs Report March 2021: Gain of 916,000 as Recovery Sped Up

The gain of 916,000 was the biggest since August, and unemployment fell to 6 percent. Barring a setback in fighting the virus, the outlook is bullish.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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For New York City, Glimmers of Hope and Signs of Revival

Yankee Stadium welcomed fans on Thursday, and some high-end hotels are opening their doors. But a widespread rebound from Covid-19 could take years.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #citizens-budget-commission, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #independent-budget-office, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-school, #new-york-city, #parrott-james-a, #unemployment, #zandi-mark

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How Red Tape Keeps Parents From Getting the Day Care They Need

Long waits and less funding for subsidized child care have stranded parents and threaten to close day care centers.

#administration-for-childrens-services-nyc, #child-care, #child-care-vouchers, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-department-nyc, #human-resources-administration-nyc, #new-york-city, #parenting, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #vouchers

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Why Are Jobless Claims Still High? For Some, It’s the Multiple Layoffs.

A California study shows the extent of dependence on benefits over the last year and how many people have shuttled in and out of work.

#california, #california-policy-lab, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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New York Renters in Covid Hot Spots Are Four Times More Likely to Face Eviction

An analysis of court data shows that the areas hit hardest by the virus, largely Black and Latino neighborhoods, have the most eviction cases.

#assn-for-neighborhood-and-housing-development, #bronx-nyc, #evictions, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #staten-island-nyc, #unemployment

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Uncounted in the Unemployment Rate, but They Want to Work

Millions have left the labor force in the last year, many home with children or health concerns. The statistics may not reflect their aspirations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #retirement, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #women-and-girls

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In Nevada, Unemployed Workers Wait for Aid That Will Still Not Be Enough

Stimulus checks may be on their way, but those struggling to get by worry that the money will soon be gone. “Every morning I wake up thinking about where my help is going to come from,” one woman said.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #anxiety-and-stress, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #las-vegas-nev, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #nevada, #organized-labor, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance

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Forecasters Expect Biden’s Stimulus to Rapidly Boost Economy

The stimulus bill President Biden signed on Thursday includes several provisions meant to quickly put money in the hands of low- and middle-income segments of the population.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Israel’s Retrain.ai closes $13M to use AI to understand early signals in the changing jobs market

Israel’s retrain.ai, which uses AI and Machine Learning to read job boards at scale and to gain insight into where the job market is going, has closed $9M Series A led by Square Peg. Since retrain.ai’s $4M seed round last year was unannounced (led by Hetz Ventures, with TechAviv and .406 Ventures participating) that means it’s raised a total of $13 million. It’s competitors include Pymetrics which has raised $56.6M and Eightfold.ai which has raised $176.8M.

As well as the funding, the company has secured a first deal with the Israeli Department of Labor to look at the changing nature of the Israeli job market in light of the pandemic.

With technology eating into the traditional labour market, retrain.ai says its platform can look at what jobs are being advertised, which jobs are going down in popularity and see early-warning signals as to where new jobs are going to appear from. This can help form policy for large organiations and governments.

retrain.ai’s CEO is Dr. Shay David, who is best known for co-founding the video enterprise leader Kaltura, which first appeared at TehcCrunch’s first ever conference in 2007. Isabelle Bichler-Eliasaf is the company’s COO and Avi Simon, is retrain.ai’s CTO.

Dr. Shay David said: “What was once the regular tide of change in the workforce has evolved into a tsunami, especially pronounced by COVID-19 and its huge impact on the labor market– this has been a wake-up call. Unemployment and underemployment  is going to affect a billion people globally in the next few decades. Our vision is to help 10 million workers get the right jobs by 2025 and help organizations navigate efficiently through the wave of change.”
 
retrain.ai is the first investment by Square Peg’s new $450M fund. The VC previously invested in Canva, Stripe, Fiverr and Airwallex.

#406-ventures, #articles, #artificial-intelligence, #canva, #ceo, #coo, #cto, #economy, #employment, #europe, #fiverr, #hetz, #israel, #kaltura, #machine-learning, #square-peg, #tc, #unemployment, #video-hosting

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Where Is Hollywood When Broadway Needs It?

A critic writes a plea to the film and TV stars who got their starts in the theater and can do more to aid its rescue.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #broadway-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #unemployment

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Travel Workers Despair a Year Lost to Covid-19

Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruise-lines-international-assn, #cruises, #east-jerusalem, #great-britain, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #israel, #italy, #jamaica-west-indies, #kampala-uganda, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #manila-philippines, #pilots, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #thomas-cook-group-plc, #unemployment, #united-states-travel-assn, #venice-italy, #wages-and-salaries, #world-tourism-organization

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Raise the Minimum Wage to Prevent Suicide

There is a connection between people’s ability to pay rent each month and their mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bryn-mawr-college, #columbia-university, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minimum-wage, #new-york-state-psychiatric-institute, #princeton-university, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #unemployment, #wages-and-salaries

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We Need a G.I. Bill for Essential Workers

America must do right by the people who have risked their lives during the pandemic.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #g-i-bill, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #unemployment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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In the Stimulus Bill, a Policy Revolution in Aid for Children

The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package moving through Congress advances an idea that Democrats have been nurturing for decades: establishing a guaranteed income for families with children.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #georgia, #house-of-representatives, #income-inequality, #income-tax, #parenting, #poverty, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us

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Lessons From a Year of Pandemic Spending

Lost jobs and lockdowns forced almost everyone to change their spending habits. How many of those changes will stick? We talked to five households about their pandemic budgeting.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment

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The Robots Are Coming for Phil in Accounting

Workers with college degrees and specialized training once felt relatively safe from automation. They aren’t.

#artificial-intelligence, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #robots-and-robotics, #unemployment, #workplace-environment

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February 2021 Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Added 379,000 Jobs

U.S. employers added 379,000 to their payrolls in February, increasing hopes that vaccinations and reopenings are giving the economic recovery a firmer grip.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #recession-and-depression, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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For the Economy, the Present Doesn’t Matter. It’s All About the Near Future.

The economy is at a major inflection point, and the question is whether job creation will accelerate in the months ahead.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #restaurants, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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‘I Really Loved My Job’: Why the Pandemic Has Hit These Workers Harder

People with disabilities are disproportionately employed in industries that have suffered in the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disabilities, #intellectual-disabilities, #job-path, #labor-and-jobs, #mayors-office-for-people-with-disabilities-nyc, #new-york-city, #newman-andy, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #workers-with-disabilities

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Weekly Unemployment Claims Show Recovery Remains Rocky

Even with restrictions on business activity easing in many places, layoffs persist. The Texas storms were one of the latest setbacks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Mothers Are Regaining Jobs, Even While Shouldering Pandemic Burdens at Home

There are similarities between the recession’s effect on men and women’s employment, but also crucial differences.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #families-and-family-life, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #women-and-girls

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Put Working Families at the Front of the Line for Help

A policy that sustains people in joblessness is not ultimately anti-poverty.

#income, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #unemployment, #welfare-us

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Getting the Unemployed Back to Work

Economic growth is the primary corrective for unemployment, but targeted aid can help people find jobs more quickly.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #vocational-training

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They Were on Equal Footing. Then the Ground Shifted.

A year of pandemic restrictions has meant some friends are flush and others foundering.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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Powell Says Better Child Care Policies Might Lift Women in Work Force

The Fed chair said better caregiving options was an “area worth looking at” for Congress, while reiterating the central bank’s full-employment pledge.

#child-care, #federal-reserve-system, #labor-and-jobs, #powell-jerome-h, #quantitative-easing, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Gov. Phil Murphy Unveils N.J. Budget Plan With No New Taxes

A $44.8 billion spending plan unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy calls for no new taxes and fully funds the state pension program for the first time since 1996.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #elections-governors, #labor-and-jobs, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #stimulus-economic, #taxation, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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Janet Yellen on Jobs, Debt, Taxes, Climate and Cryptocurrency

The Treasury Secretary dropped hints about her priorities — if you know how to interpret them.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #national-debt-us, #treasury-department, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #virtual-currency, #yellen-janet-l

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As Pandemic Took Hold, Suicide Rose Among Japanese Women

Last year saw more women, but fewer men, take their own lives in Japan. For women there, the pressures of Covid-19 have been compounded.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #japan, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #takeuchi-yuko-1980-2020, #unemployment, #women-and-girls

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Why Top Economists Are Citing a Higher-Than-Reported Jobless Rate

The official rate stood at 6.3 percent in January, but using an expanded metric, Fed and Treasury officials say it’s closer to 10 percent.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #powell-jerome-h, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #yellen-janet-l

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On the Post-Pandemic Horizon, Could That Be … a Boom?

Signs of economic life are picking up, and mounds of cash are waiting to be spent as the virus loosens its grip.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gross-domestic-product, #labor-and-jobs, #personal-finances, #productivity, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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When There’s No Heat: ‘You Need Wood, You Get Wood’

Community wood banks, like food banks, help people in need. Climate change is shaping their role.

#environment, #food-banks-and-pantries, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #maine, #new-england-states-us, #unemployment, #volunteers-and-community-service, #weather, #winter-season, #wood-and-wood-products

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Should the Feds Guarantee You a Job?

Not long ago, the question was rarely asked. Now, politicians and economists of various stripes are willing to consider it.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #federal-aid-us, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #vocational-training

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Biden and the Fed Leave 1970s Inflation Fears Behind

Administration and Fed officials argue that workers not getting enough stimulus help is a larger concern than potential spikes in consumer prices.

#american-enterprise-institute-for-public-policy-research, #american-recovery-and-reinvestment-act-2009, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #recession-and-depression, #stimulus-economic, #strain-michael-r, #summers-lawrence-h, #unemployment, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #yellen-janet-l

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With Mardi Gras Parades Canceled, Floats Find a New Home

Mr. Pierre’s team installed floats, including one dedicated to Dolly Parton.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mardi-gras, #new-orleans-la, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #unemployment

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A Year of Hardship, Helped and Hindered by Washington

For Kathryn Stewart, a struggling single mother in Michigan, the past year showed how much safety net programs can help — and how the nation’s fickleness about them can add confusion and uncertainty to fear and worry.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #food-insecurity, #mcconnell-mitch, #pelosi-nancy, #poverty, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Many Jobless Workers Aren’t Getting Help

The unemployment insurance system needs a major overhaul.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance

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