Originally published at The Hill
Something isn’t right in America’s economy. And it’s not just COVID-19.
As of late July, there were 10 million available jobs across the country, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report. At the same time, in July, approximately 32 percent of respondents to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey said they relied on some form of government assistance to cover usual household expenses. Nearly the same number reported needing government assistance in June, meaning an unacceptable portion of Americans are unable to sustain themselves economically with or without the Delta variant surge.