Down and Out in America

Channel 4: Unreported World

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One in five Americans are now jobless, yet two-thirds of the unemployed aren't receiving benefits, owing to an edict that temporary, part-time, or self-employed workers don't qualify for government help.

As Reporter Ramita Navai and director Clancy Chassay discover, this has resulted in food queues full of people who do have jobs and apartments ("the working poor"), but still can't make ends meet. Elsewhere, in Skid Row, a square mile of LA, 2,000 people sleep rough nightly. 
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