Jobless in America

Portrait of Marina Moya on her bed inside her mother-in-law’s home in Victoria. She and her husband had to move out of their apartment in early October because mold had accumulated in their home after their upstairs neighbors’ pipe burst and leaked into their unit.

Americans have endured economic crises before, but none quite like this.

The effects of the Great Depression were plain to see as it unfolded 90 years ago: soup lines formed beneath storefront signs advertising free meals for the unemployed. The impact of millions of lost jobs today is less visible when so many are staying home. Social distancing has helped financial suffering hide.

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Billy Bowers

Well it real easy to see how liberal the Victoria Advocate has become if they are teaming up the fake news New York Times


Good catch. Victorians are surrounded by Fake News outlets. Crossroads Today is using CNN (also Fake News) as a regular source for its daily update.

Kali Venable Staff
Kali Venable

Hi Lloyd, thanks for reading and engaging. We are not affiliated with Crossroads Today and prioritize local reporting with original sourcing. We did not use the New York Times for a source in this story, but rather worked with them and 10 other local news publications throughout the country to produce this project. If you see anything you think is bias in this particular story, please feel free to reach out at

Kali Venable Staff
Kali Venable

Hi Billy, thank you for reading and for being a subscriber. We were really happy to have the chance to partner with 12 news organizations throughout the country to tell the stories of a dozen Americans who lost their jobs during the pandemic. For their 12 stories, there are 22 million more. Collaborations like this allow us to put local issues in context. We always welcome feedback on our work. If you see something you think is unfair or bias in this particular piece of reporting, please feel free to reach out at

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