College graduates in the year of COVID-19 experienced a drop in employment, labor force participation
The challenges of a COVID-19 economy are clear for 2020 college graduates, who have experienced downturns in employment and labor force participation.
Black Americans say coronavirus has hit hard financially, but impact varies by education level, age
Nearly half of Black adults say the economic impact of the pandemic will make achieving their financial goals harder in the long term.
With a potential ‘baby bust’ on the horizon, key facts about fertility in the U.S. before the pandemic
In 2019, there were 58.3 births for every 1,000 women ages 15 to 44 in the United States, down from 59.1 in 2018.
Top tax frustrations for Americans: The feeling that some corporations, wealthy people don’t pay fair share
Americans’ views on some aspects of the U.S. tax system vary widely by political party affiliation.
The Pandemic Stalls Growth in the Global Middle Class, Pushes Poverty Up Sharply
The global middle class consisted of 54 million fewer people in 2020 than the number projected prior to the onset of the pandemic.
When it comes to raising the minimum wage, most of the action is in cities and states, not Congress
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.
Long-term unemployment has risen sharply in U.S. amid the pandemic, especially among Asian Americans
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.
A Year Into the Pandemic, Long-Term Financial Impact Weighs Heavily on Many Americans
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.
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.
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