Pew Research CenterOctober 6, 2017

Americans deepest in poverty lost more ground in 2016

The official poverty rate last year was close to its pre-Great Recession level, but the share of the U.S. poor in severe poverty increased.

HispanicSeptember 28, 2017

Latino unemployment rate is back at historic low

The unemployment rate for U.S. Hispanics hit 4.7% in the second quarter of 2017. However, U.S. Latinos have not fully recovered from the Great Recession.

GlobalSeptember 19, 2017

5 facts about government debt around the world

Public debt has increased sharply in many countries in recent years, particularly during and after the Great Recession.

Pew Research CenterAugust 17, 2017

5 facts about the national debt

As of July 31, the federal government’s total debt stands at $19.845 trillion. Read a primer on the U.S. national debt, the debt limit and interest payments on the nation’s credit line.

Pew Research CenterJuly 25, 2017

Most Americans unaware that as U.S. manufacturing jobs have disappeared, output has grown

Although manufacturing jobs have fallen over the past three decades, improved productivity has kept manufacturing output rising – contrary to what many Americans believe. But over the past few years, productivity growth has been sluggish at best.

GlobalJune 27, 2017

People’s views of their national economies don’t always square with data

Many Europeans, Japanese and Americans feel better today about their nations’ economies than they did before the financial crisis, according to a new global survey by Pew Research Center. But those public sentiments aren’t always aligned with a nation’s actual economic performance.

Pew Research CenterJune 7, 2017

U.S. job openings at record high levels

In April, there were more than 6 million nonfarm job openings, according to the federal government’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.

GlobalJune 5, 2017

Global Publics More Upbeat About the Economy

Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, economic spirits are reviving around the world. But many are pessimistic about the next generation’s financial future.

GlobalJune 5, 2017

Through an American lens, Western Europe’s middle classes appear smaller

The American middle class is smaller than middle classes across Western Europe, but its income is higher.

May 16, 2017

Today’s young workers are more likely than ever to have a bachelor’s degree

Four-in-ten Millennial workers ages 25 to 29 had completed at least a bachelor’s degree in 2016, compared with 32% of Generation X workers and smaller shares of the Baby Boom and Silent generations when they were in the same age range.