Saturday Stats: November 5, 2022
Posted November 05, 2022 in eNews
482,000: That’s how many more Ohioans will be eligible for unemployment compensation if the General Assembly passes Senate Bill 355. Introduced by Sen. Teresa Fedor over the summer, SB 355 would remove some of the barriers that keep the lowest-paid Ohioans from qualifying for unemployment compensation if they’re laid off. Michael Shields outlined the bill’s benefits in a new report released last week.
177: Last week, our Piet van Lier and Elaine Schleiffer of REACH NEO released findings from a survey of 177 Clevelanders directly impacted by policing and emergency response. The survey paints a complex picture of what happens when first responders show up on emergency calls for people experiencing mental and behavioral health issues. Results suggest new approaches such as “care response” can better help people experiencing crisis.
Nearly $5 per hour: That’s the amount policymakers have allowed employers to cut Black men’s wages over the past 40 years. Michael Shields explored the complex reasons behind why in an op-ed for the Real Deal Press.
7,600: Ohio employers cut 7,600 jobs in September. Now that the Federal Reserve announced further rate hikes, we’re bracing for more. Hannah Halbert talked to News 19 in Cleveland about what policymakers should be doing to protect Ohio families and workers.
1.7 million: Collectively, some 1.7 million Ohioans – about 15% of the state’s population – owe more than $62 billion on their federal education loans. President Biden’s decision to cancel up to $20,000 in education debt will make a big difference in many Ohioans’ lives. That’s why we worked with the Ohio Student Association to create this resource about what it means and how to sign up.
4: Four days left to vote, so whether you vote early, by mail or at your local polling location on Tuesday, just make your plan to vote!
On Saturday November 19 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Northeast Ohio Worker Center is hosting a free wage theft clinic. If you think your boss has cheated you out of your pay, you should attend.
The deadline to claim the child tax credit is November 15! Sign up and spread the word.
Enroll in an ACA marketplace health care plan by December 15th for coverage that starts on January 1, 2023. Open enrollment lasts until Jan 15.