Among adults 25 and older who have no education beyond high school, more women have left the labor force than men.
With the economic recovery gaining momentum, unemployment among immigrants is about equal with that of U.S.-born workers.
Fewer than a third (30.8%) of U.S. teens had a paying job last summer. In 2019, 35.8% of teens worked over the summer.
The challenges of a COVID-19 economy are clear for 2020 college graduates, who have experienced downturns in employment and labor force participation.
Here’s how the COVID-19 recession is affecting labor force participation and unemployment among American workers a year after its onset.
About four-in-ten unemployed workers had been out of work for more than six months in February 2021, about double the share in February 2020.
About a year since the coronavirus recession began, there are some signs of improvement in the U.S. labor market, and Americans are feeling somewhat better about their personal finances than they were early in the pandemic.
About half of U.S. adults who are currently unemployed and are looking for a job are pessimistic about their prospects for future employment.
The share of unpartnered mothers who are employed and at work has fallen more precipitously than among other parents.
The shares of mothers and fathers who are working have fallen from 2019 to 2020, but the falloff has been comparable for each group.