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'The Situation Is Dire': As Trump Takes Victory Lap, New Jobs Report Reveals Alarming Surge in Permanent Unemployment
"The pain is nowhere near over for millions of workers and their families across the country."
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sign a joint declaration on the new USMCA agreement in the Rose Garden at the White House on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
'Trump Is a Fraud, Exhibit One Billion': Trade Deficit Soars to 12-Year High Despite President's Promises to Wipe It Out
"Trump pledged to eliminate the trade deficit and end job outsourcing, but the overall 2020 deficit is on track to be larger than when he took office, and his Labor Department has certified more than 300,000 American jobs were lost to outsourcing and imports during his presidency."
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'Threadbare' US System Denounced as Study Shows 12 Million Lost Employer-Tied Healthcare During Pandemic
"Delinking health insurance with jobs should be a top policy priority."
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A person files an application for unemployment benefits on April 16, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) News
New Unemployment Claims Again Exceed 1 Million—A Reminder That 'Now Isn't the Time to Cut Benefits That Support Jobs'
Some economists reiterated calls for extending the $600 weekly boost that's opposed by Trump and congressional Republicans.
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As Wages Stagnate and Executive Pay 'Continues to Balloon,' Report Shows Top CEOs Now Make 320 Times More Than Typical Worker
New research from the Economic Policy Institute finds that CEO compensation grew by 1,167% from 1978 to 2019, "far outstripping" the growth of the stock market.
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President Donald Trump stands after signing the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on January 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Trump Trade Policies and Mishandling of Coronavirus Pandemic Have 'Wiped Out' US Manufacturing Jobs: Economist
"Trump's erratic, ego-driven, and inconsistent trade policies have not achieved any measurable progress, despite the newly combative rhetoric."
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'Prolonged Recession' Could Be on Horizon as Covid Economic Crisis Leads to State and Local Budget Shortfalls
"We know from the experience of the recovery following the Great Recession just how powerful the economic drag from state and local austerity can be."
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Analysis Warns 11% of Those Unemployed Due to Pandemic Have 'Zero Chance' of Getting Job Back
"The 10.7% number represents the hard floor that we'll bump up against when the virus vanishes, leaving us in a Great Recession level unemployment situation."
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Signs hang from the Meridian Heights apartment building in Northwest Washington on Monday, May 18, 2020. News
Economists Warn 'Prolonged Depression Guaranteed' If GOP Refuse Federal Aid to State and Local Governments
"The economy is currently approaching a knife edge in how recovery will proceed."
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"It is especially terrifying for workers to lose their health insurance as a result of, and during, an ongoing pandemic," wrote EPI. (Photo: @GeoDavenport/Twitter) News
We Need 'Single Payer Like Yesterday': Medicare for All Case Made as 16.2 Million Lose Employer-Tied Insurance
"While Americans may like their employer-provided coverage when they have it, contra Obama, they can't always keep it."
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