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New Podcast Episode: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

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In our latest episode, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the provisions in Senate Republicans’ targeted COVID-19 relief package. He considers the size of the federal unemployment insurance supplement needed to keep individuals and households above the federal poverty threshold during the pandemic, as well as the meaning of the latest jobs report. He also discusses the implications of a recent federal rule that provides financial relief to renters.

AAF products mentioned in today’s podcast:

  • Holtz-Eakin discusses the August jobs report and the state of the economic recovery on MTP Daily. Watch the interview here.
  • Labor Market Policy Data Analyst Isabel Soto calculates how large the federal supplement needs to be to ensure individuals and households remain above the federal poverty threshold, “Poverty and Unemployment Supplements.”
  • Director of Financial Services Policy Thomas Wade examines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s proposed order that prohibits many rental evictions through December 31, “CDC to Block Most Residential Evictions Through December 31.”

Make sure to follow AAF’s dashboard, COVID-19: Impact and Response, where you can find AAF experts’ up-to-date analysis of the government’s proposals and actions on the pandemic.

Whether you’re working from home or taking a walk, The AAF Exchange will keep you up to speed on today’s most pressing policy issues.

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