The global middle class consisted of 54 million fewer people in 2020 than the number projected prior to the onset of the pandemic.
The $7.25 federal minimum wage is used in just 21 states, which collectively account for about 40% of all U.S. wage and salary workers.
The number of American homeowners increased by an estimated 2.1 million over the past year, according to the Census Bureau.
The biggest takeaway may be the extent to which the decidedly nonpartisan virus met with an increasingly partisan response.
Unemployed Americans are feeling the emotional strain of job loss; most have considered changing occupations
About half of U.S. adults who are currently unemployed and are looking for a job are pessimistic about their prospects for future employment.
As the pandemic persisted, financial pressures became a bigger factor in why Americans decided to move
Recent pandemic migrants are more likely than those who moved earlier in the outbreak to have relocated due to financial stress.
The charts below allow for comparisons between racial or ethnic groups over time on a range of measures including educational attainment, household income, life expectancy and others. You may select any two groups at a time for comparison.
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 2019, the share of American children living in poverty was on a downward trajectory, reaching record lows across racial and ethnic groups.
The share of unpartnered mothers who are employed and at work has fallen more precipitously than among other parents.