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The argument for a federal jobs program
May 28, 2020

The argument for a federal jobs program

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Since the lockdowns began, more than 30 million Americans have gotten approval to receive unemployment benefits, but many more are still trying to get filed and approved. Plus, reimagining the economy after COVID-19 with a federal jobs program.

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COVID-19 jobless claims are now over 40 million. Many are still waiting for unemployment benefits.

May 28, 2020
As weekly jobless claims continue to climb, unemployment systems are still processing a backlog.
Since pandemic lockdowns began, at least 30 million Americans have been approved to receive state or federal unemployment benefits.
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Would a federal jobs guarantee be good for the economy?

May 28, 2020
"Let's put the people who need work together with the jobs that need to be done," says Felicia Wong, president and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute.
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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer