CHN’S COVID-19 Watch: Tracking Hardship
Week after week, the toll of the pandemic grows, damaging the health and economic security of millions. About one-half of adults either lost paid work or live with someone who did. Shocking numbers are running out of food or unable to pay rent. Economists tell us high unemployment will persist through 2021. If states and localities don’t get federal help, services and jobs will be slashed. The Senate must join the House in enacting COVID recovery legislation similar to the House’s HEROES act.
Half of adults
Broke records with their highest unemployment rates in April ever collected (since data collection started in 1976). Tweet this/ Facebook share.
More than one-quarter
3 to 1
The margin by which voters say funding for education, health care and other public services is more important than keeping down government spending and debt. The same survey found that 84% of voters favor a $1 trillion federal aid package for states, cities and towns, which the HEROES Act would provide.Tweet this/ Facebook share.