Wealthy investors were privately warned about the potential economic devastation of the COVID pandemic. Ordinary Americans were not, and at least 8 million have fallen into poverty.
Nearly 50% of layoffs are now permanent, a major increase from just 10% of permanent layoffs in April.
“The only thing keeping me from losing my apartment is that I applied and received two months of rent from the Allegheny County Housing Authority."
Trump's executive action does nothing for 30,000 Pennsylvanians who currently receive less than $100 a week in state unemployment benefits.
“Hardworking Pennsylvanians need more than a temporary program that is forcing us to recreate the wheel,” Labor and Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak said Tuesday.
Fewer than half of women are satisfied with thow they're treated in the U.S. The outsized impact of COVID-19 on women’s employment is sure to exacerbate that.
Many states are already facing budget crunches caused by the pandemic without being asked to supplement federal unemployment benefits.
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