As we head toward Labor Day, there is encouraging news for most Americans: unemployment numbers fell to 5.4% as the economy added 943,000 jobs in July.
Unfortunately, these economic downturns are not felt equally by all. Black and Hispanic unemployment dropped to 8.2% and 6.6% respectively, but the figures remain high compared to the jobless rate for their White and Asian counterparts.
We must address the clear divide in America between communities who are coming back from the pandemic, and those becoming more financially vulnerable.
A recent TIPP Poll asked Americans about energy independence, the role of energy producers in crafting legislation, and the need for impact assessment when passing new policy.