The official U.S. unemployment rate understated the situation for women, Asian Americans, immigrants and workers without a bachelor’s degree.
The experiences of several groups of workers in the COVID-19 outbreak vary notably from how they experienced the Great Recession.
The drop in employment in three months of the COVID-19 recession is more than double the drop effected by the Great Recession over two years.
90% of the decrease in employment between February and March arose from positions that could not be teleworked.
More than four-in-ten U.S. businesses with paid employees are in industries likely to be financially affected more deeply by the outbreak.
Nearly one-in-four U.S. workers are employed in the industries most likely to feel an immediate impact from the COVID-19 outbreak.
New and emerging occupations are raising the importance of analytical skills, such as science, mathematics and programming.
There is a growing need for high-skill workers in the U.S., and this has helped to narrow gender disparities in the labor market.
The gender wage gap narrows as women move into high-skill jobs and acquire more education. Women are now in the majority in jobs that draw most heavily on either social or fundamental skills.
About six-in-ten U.S. adults say there’s too much economic inequality in the country these days, and among that group, most say addressing it requires significant changes to the country’s economic system, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.