Insider poll: Employment status shows disparities in voting enthusiasm

  • Insider found links between employment status and a person’s likelihood of planning to vote in 2020.
  • People who listed themselves as unemployed and not looking for work were 14% more likely to say they’d opt out of voting than the average respondent in a series of polls conducted by Insider in conjunction with SurveyMonkey from August to October.
  • For Americans unemployed and seeking work, 24% said they weren’t going to vote, making them 12 percentage points more likely to not turn out.
  • As unemployment remains high during the pandemic — hovering at about 7.9%, and even higher in some states like New York and Hawaii — this dynamic will be one to watch heading into Election Day.
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Employment status is linked to Americans’ intention to vote in 2020, a series of polls conducted by Insider in conjunction with SurveyMonkey from August to October

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Website helping Berks job-seekers find employment | Berks Regional News

READING, Pa. – Pennsylvanians are getting back to work. The unemployment rate is at its lowest point since the COVID-19 pandemic began. In Berks, about 10% of the county’s workforce is unemployed, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, the visitor’s bureau in Berks County, might just have a lead for those looking for work. Just before the pandemic hit, it partnered with the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance to develop a Berks County-focused career board. Seven months later, and the demand is greater than first expected.

“It’s been highly successful to date. We only started it in March,” said Crystal Seitz, the visitor’s bureau’s president. “If you’re living in Berks County and you’ve worked here and you find yourself in that unfortunate position of being unemployed, it’s a way for us to help you find that next position.”

Seitz said about 5,000 people visit the

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