Nov 19, 2020
Many full-time workers still have incomes low enough to qualify for Medicaid, SNAP
Share Now on:
Plus, jobless claims rise, while those who still have jobs are getting into real estate. Also, an update on the hotel industry. And, a closer look at the teen voting bloc ahead of Georgia's Senate runoff elections.
Segments From this episode
Walmart, McDonald's among largest employers of workers on SNAP, Medicaid, GAO report shows
Marketplace's Nova Safo has more.
The strong housing market can have a positive effect on other parts of the economy
Housing starts — essentially how many new homes are being constructed — are up 14% year over year. Guy LeBas, chief fixed income strategist for Janney Montgomery Scott, says this kind of growth can have a "multiplier effect across other areas of the economy." "Each dollar spent on what we call residential investment, which is sort of building a new house or renovating, generates as much as $3 to $5 of other activity elsewhere in the economy," LeBas said. "So that's, that's one really positive sign that I think we need to spend some time looking at and feeling good about."
The holidays, usually a busy time for the hotel industry, won't help this year as many families stay at home.
Teens need a little extra nudging to cast ballots, so organizers in Georgia are reaching out by email, phone and more.
David Brancaccio Host
Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director