STEM Jobs See Uneven Progress in Increasing Gender, Racial and Ethnic Diversity
The higher education pipeline suggests a long path is ahead for increasing diversity, especially in fields like computing and engineering.
The pandemic has highlighted many challenges for mothers, but they aren’t necessarily new
The pandemic has presented challenges and obstacles for many Americans, but one group has been getting a lot of attention lately: moms.
A rising share of working parents in the U.S. say it’s been difficult to handle child care during the pandemic
52% of employed parents with children younger than 12 say it has been difficult to handle child care responsibilities during the pandemic.
How the Coronavirus Outbreak Has – and Hasn’t – Changed the Way Americans Work
The abrupt closure of many offices and workplaces this past spring ushered in a new era of remote work for millions of employed Americans and may portend a significant shift in the way a large segment of the workforce operates in the future.
In the pandemic, the share of unpartnered moms at work fell more sharply than among other parents
The share of unpartnered mothers who are employed and at work has fallen more precipitously than among other parents.
Fewer mothers and fathers in U.S. are working due to COVID-19 downturn; those at work have cut hours
The shares of mothers and fathers who are working have fallen from 2019 to 2020, but the falloff has been comparable for each group.
Unemployment rate is higher than officially recorded, more so for women and certain other groups
The official U.S. unemployment rate understated the situation for women, Asian Americans, immigrants and workers without a bachelor’s degree.
The state of the U.S. Postal Service in 8 charts
The last year the Postal Service recorded any profit was 2006, and its cumulative losses since then totaled $83.1 billion as of March 31.
The financial risk to U.S. business owners posed by COVID-19 outbreak varies by demographic group
More than four-in-ten U.S. businesses with paid employees are in industries likely to be financially affected more deeply by the outbreak.
Key findings on gains made by women amid a rising demand for skilled workers
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.
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