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Just Like With Healthcare, Democrats Offer Half-Hearted Measures to Impending Eviction Crisis

    Just Like With Healthcare, Democrats Offer Half-Hearted Measures to Impending Eviction Crisis

The best defense against a raging pandemic that has already claimed over 152,000 American lives is simply to stay home. But even this could soon become impossible for millions, as the United States is facing an impending eviction crisis of “biblical proportions,” according to the Housing Rights Initiative. Earlier this week, the federal moratorium on evictions…

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As US Economy Tanks, Study Finds Unemployment Numbers Likely Double Official Figure

    As US Economy Tanks, Study Finds Unemployment Numbers Likely Double Official Figure

As COVID-19 rips through the United States, a record 26.5 million Americans have filed for jobless benefits since mid-March alone; numbers not seen since the height of the Great Depression. Tens of millions have been laid off, furloughed, or seen business dry up in a matter of weeks. “Prepare yourself,” said a worried Kevin Hasset,…

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Trump’s “Beautiful” Employment Numbers Mask an Ugly Reality for US Workers

    Trump’s “Beautiful” Employment Numbers Mask an Ugly Reality for US Workers

WASHINGTON — The Trump Administration and the media were positively giddy at the news: the U.S. had added 223,000 jobs in May, representing a record 92nd consecutive month of jobs growth, and reducing the unemployment rate to 3.8 percent, its lowest level since the height of the dotcom boom in 2000. “New Milestones in Jobs…

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Unemployment in 2014: Young people still bear the brunt

    Unemployment in 2014: Young people still bear the brunt

The United Nations (UN) recently warned that, worldwide, 60% of young people do not study or work, reflecting one of the most alarming trends in the labor market in 2014.

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