Jul 2, 2020

The job market got better in June, but the numbers are from before renewed shutdowns

Nearly 5 million people found work in June, and the unemployment rate dropped to about 11%. But, there's already concern about a July setback. Plus, reimagining the economy with Darren Walker, the president of the Ford Foundation.

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Unemployment dropped again in June. But the numbers are from before renewed COVID-19 shutdowns.

In other words, these June numbers might not tell the whole story as the U.S. sees unprecedented numbers of COVID-19 infections.
The unemployment rate has dropped to 11%. And 4.8 million more people were on American payrolls in June compared to May.
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How the president of the Ford Foundation would reimagine the economy

Jul 2, 2020
“We begin first by asking the question: Why is there so much inequality in our society?” Darren Walker says.
"Inequality makes people believe that the systems that are supposed to serve them are rigged — are designed by we privileged Americans to benefit us, at their expense," Darren Walker said.
Courtesy of the Ford Foundation

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
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