Unemployment Rate Falls To 13.3%; Payday Loan Lenders Target The Poor

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For the first time in months, the unemployment rate fell in May to 13.3% following record unemployment numbers sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. NPR's Scott Horsley joins us to discuss the surprisingly strong jobs report. And, some experts worry the millions of Americans who are unemployed will turn to high interest loans. Payday loan lenders have been aggressively targeting advertising to vulnerable communities during COVID-19. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's June 5, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at — and follow us on TwitterInstagram or join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on June 5, 2020.


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