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Rural Health
News by Topic: Employment and unemployment

Nov 22, 2021 - Analyzes data from the USDA Economic Research Service's 2021 Rural America at a Glance report, highlighting rural counties with persistent poverty. Notes that there are 301 rural persistently poor counties, accounting for 15% of rural counties, and describes changes in unemployment rates, demographics, internet access, and population changes for those counties.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Nov 18, 2021 - Announces $86 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding to invest in employment, business, healthcare, education, and housing in rural and tribal areas. Offers an overview of the 6 programs supported through the funding, examples of funded initiatives, and a list of impacted states.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Nov 12, 2021 - Audio recording of an interview with Teresa Kittridge, the founder of 100 Rural Women, discussing the organization's efforts to build supportive networks among rural women. Describes burdens related to work, health, food access, and economic stability for rural women.
Source: MPR News
Nov 8, 2021 - Announces $3 million in funding to provide technical assistance to rural and Tribal communities that wish to apply for government funding and access resources to recruit workers and expand economic development through the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC). Lists recipients of cooperative agreements and highlights several funded projects.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture