Immigrants in U.S. experienced higher unemployment in the pandemic but have closed the gap
With the economic recovery gaining momentum, unemployment among immigrants is about equal with that of U.S.-born workers.
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17% of the global population could be considered middle income in 2020. Most people were either low income (51%) or poor (10%).
Economic Attitudes Improve in Many Nations Even as Pandemic Endures
Despite an uptick in positive views of the economy in some places, many say that children will be worse off financially than their parents.
56% of Americans support more regulation of major technology companies
A majority of Americans (68%) believe major technology companies have too much power and influence in the economy.
For U.S. Latinos, COVID-19 Has Taken a Personal and Financial Toll
Latinos say they and their loved ones have faced widespread job losses and serious illness due to COVID-19. Yet satisfaction with the nation’s direction is at highest level in a decade as most say the worst of the pandemic is behind us.
Digital divide persists even as Americans with lower incomes make gains in tech adoption
The shares of Americans in each income tier who have home broadband or a smartphone have not significantly changed from 2019 to 2021.
34% of lower-income home broadband users have had trouble paying for their service amid COVID-19
Some 15% of all home broadband users in the U.S. say they have had trouble paying for their high-speed internet service during the pandemic.
Gender pay gap in U.S. held steady in 2020
In 2020, women earned 84% of what men earned, our analysis of median hourly earnings of both full- and part-time workers found.
The U.S. differs from most other countries in how it sets its minimum wage
Putting minimum wage policy in the hands of lawmakers is one of several ways in which the U.S. approach stands apart from other countries.
First-Generation College Graduates Lag Behind Their Peers on Key Economic Outcomes
College graduates without a college-educated parent have lower incomes and less wealth, on average, than those with a parent who has a bachelor’s or higher degree.
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