Your Daily Roundup for August 6th
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Good morning. As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on life in America, our team at Future Majority is tracking the latest updates:
For the 20th straight week, over a million Americans are newly unemployed:
1.2 million Americans filed for state unemployment benefits in the last week -- the 20th straight week in which over a million American workers lost their jobs. It was a downtick from last week, but still a jarring number with real human impact as increased unemployment insurance expired with no deal from Congress in sight.
Another 656,000 Americans filed for the federal unemployment program that provides aid to workers not covered by state unemployment plans.
Millions of students will soon start the school year online:
After several school districts reopening in Georgia with COVID-19 outbreaks shortly thereafter, 7 million students in 62 of America’s largest school districts will start their academic year completely online.
The administration has been pushing for schools to fully reopen, while public health experts urge that they only do so with safety measures and a plan to protect students, families, and all of the adults who work in schools. The nation’s largest school district - New York City - has yet to make a decision for its 1.1 million students.
Trump’s job approval has dipped down to the low 40’s:
After a small bump in his approval as President last week, Trump’s job approval has dipped back to the low 40’s, where it has remained relatively constant over the course of the pandemic.
A trio of new polls paint the picture:
- Approve: 40%
- Disapprove: 58%
- Approve: 40%
- Disapprove: 59%
- Approve: 42%
- Disapprove: 56%
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