Washington, DC (June 18, 2020) — New data released by the Department of Labor reveals the number of first-time unemployment claims was 1.508 million last week.
“Since the pandemic began, more than one out of four American workers have lost their jobs, and the unemployment rate remains at a staggering 13.3 percent. While the media is frightening people about a so-called ‘second wave,’ those serving on the frontlines – doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals – have a different diagnosis: We need to start going out and safely reengaging society. That’s why the JCN Foundation started the ‘Flatten the Fear’ campaign, which puts a microphone in front of doctors who are warning of the negative health effects of the lockdown and the importance of reopening and reengaging. On the policy side, we need a temporary, targeted payroll tax cut for businesses with less than 100 employees and ‘employment assurance’ benefits to incentive employees to get back to work and off unemployment. We can have the V-shaped recovery President Trump has promised, but the media needs to start reporting the facts and Congress needs to pass more relief – empowering the private sector, not just ramping up spending and debt.”
Learn more at FlattenTheFear.com.
On June 15, Dr. Chad Savage’s op-ed, Doctor’s orders — Prioritize economic recovery, was published by the Detroit News. Dr. Savage is a partner of the Job Creators Network Foundation. To read his op-ed, click here.
On June 15, Twila Brase’s op-ed, Protests prove that government isn’t afraid to reopen society was published by the Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Ms. Brase is a registered nurse and a partner of the JCN Foundation. To read her op-ed, click here.