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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

Day: November 6, 2020

November 6, 2020

In October, the economy grew jobs but at a slower pace than earlier in the summer. The unemployment rate fell in October.


The end of a $600 weekly subsidy to unemployment benefits has led to a rapid rise in financial stress among households since August, according to research.


In New Hampshire, more than 10,000 people who collected unemployment during the pandemic have received notices that they weren’t entitled to benefits and had to return the money.


AUSTIN — Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Texas already had the highest number of people in the country without health insurance. Since then, thousands…


Florida has become one of a handful of states that is increasing its minimum wage to $15 an hour. Meanwhile, the federal minimum wage remains at $7.25.


Zak Stern didn’t flinch when he saw Floridians vote for a $15 minimum wage.


Creators of the Portland-area approach tried to avoid the pitfalls of similar policies elsewhere, and are giving teachers large raises.


President Trump said affordable housing would hurt property values and increase crime in the suburbs. The story of one Wisconsin community challenges those assumptions.


Parts of Louisiana and the Navajo Nation face the biggest gaps.