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Women—and particularly women of color—have borne the brunt of the economic disaster that has accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Steve Pfost/Newsday RM via Getty Images)
As New Unemployment Numbers Near 1 Million, Biden to Press for Massive Stimulus Plan

The coronavirus pandemic is worsening drastically across the United States, pushing jobless numbers to highs unseen since last summer.

Black woman working at grocery store; Black and Latina women hit hard by job loss
Data from December’s Job Losses Show Black and Latina Women Were Impacted the Most

Women of color, for whom economic recovery is a more difficult task, continue to be hit hardest by the pandemic’s economic downturn.

As the economy continues to sputter, a new report by the GAO alleges that a majority of states underpaid freelancers, contractors, and the self-employed.
Some Unemployed Americans Were Underpaid Through COVID-19 Relief Program, Report Finds

Gig workers and the self-employed were not paid what they were due through COVID unemployment programs in a majority of states across the country.

Job seekers fill out applications as they wait in line to enter a job fair at a new Target retail store on August 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
White Women Are Bouncing Back From the Economic Downturn. Black and Hispanic Women Not So Much.

"Women of color and Black women in particular are often working an essential job, the front-line jobs that are most vulnerable to COVID."

President Trump, one of the wealthiest president in history, has enacted economic policies enriching America's richest citizens. Biden's working-class Scranton background has translated into economic plans that will benefit the vast majority of the nation. (Graphic by COURIER)
‘Scranton Versus Park Avenue’: How Biden and Trump’s Economic Plans Match Up

Biden's Pennsylvania upbringing and Amtrak-riding ways are light-years from Trump’s billionaire status. That has real implications for Americans' wallets.

What it's like to be a low-wage worker in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Workers Barely Scraping by on an ‘Offensive’ Base Wage of $2.83 Per Hour

"It's really stressful, because being in the service industry, you rely so much on tips to make your money and it's very inconsistent."

Energy efficiency jobs—like retrofitting buildings to meet LEED standards—could create hundreds of thousands of jobs. And Biden has put them at the center of his campaign to help America recover. (Graphic by COURIER)
Green Jobs Are Real, Pay Good Money, and Only One Candidate Knows That

Making the United States more energy efficient could create hundreds of thousands of well-paying jobs, save the planet, and help end the coronavirus recession.