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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As weekly jobless claims continue to climb, unemployment systems are still processing a backlog.
"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.