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While the current wave of activism has primarily focused on systemic racism in the criminal justice system, racial disparities are present throughout many aspects of American life, including—and especially—the economy.

College degree holders often fare better in the job market during economic downturns than workers without a degree, but recent graduates at the beginning of their careers face unique challenges when job market conditions are tough.

Electricians can enter the field without four-year degrees and can instead opt for a less expensive trade school education or an apprenticeship that allows them to earn while they hone their skills. 

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for many businesses and workers, it has led to greater flexibility for workers in some industries. 

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The best-paying metros for millennials are a diverse set, with a mix of high-cost coastal cities and more affordable cities in the Midwest. 

The increase in remote work means that U.S. workers are relying even more on technology, which could have an effect on the demand for IT administrators—a group that was in demand even before COVID-19.

Despite the overall decline, in some instances, construction activity has actually been able to ramp up as a result of quarantine measures throughout the country.

With fall nearly here, schools across the country are solidifying their reopening plans amidst the pandemic. Teacher pay is lagging behind many other professions, and now teachers face new risks due to COVID-19.

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