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See a full-page version of the map The delta variant of Covid-19 surged across the southern Midwest and South for the fifth consecutive week last week, raising new rural infections to a rate not seen since the middle of February. New rural infections jumped by more than 50% last week after climbing by more than The post Delta-Variant Surge Raises Rural Cases Five-Fold Since Mid-June appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Daily Yonder reached out to people who were involved in designing the program described in this commentary. A response is included at the bottom of this article. The recent news that once again the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee would not have any leadership roles focused on rural voters reinforced the sad reality The post Commentary: National Cookie-Cutter Voter Plan Won’t Help Rural Democrats appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
Full-page version of the map. There were more jobs in rural America in June than in May of this year – but just by a smidgen. The employment picture seen in the latest release of data can be summed up in one word: stalled. The nation is trying to come back from the job losses The post The Status of Jobs Recovery in One Word: Stalled appeared first on The Daily Yonder.