The official U.S. unemployment rate understated the situation for women, Asian Americans, immigrants and workers without a bachelor’s degree.
The experiences of several groups of workers in the COVID-19 outbreak vary notably from how they experienced the Great Recession.
About three-quarters of U.S. adults say undocumented immigrants mostly fill jobs U.S. citizens do not want.
The drop in employment in three months of the COVID-19 recession is more than double the drop effected by the Great Recession over two years.
68% of those who have lost jobs or taken a pay cut due to COVID-19 are concerned that state governments will lift restrictions too quickly.
90% of the decrease in employment between February and March arose from positions that could not be teleworked.
Despite some broad federal guidelines, claimants still face a hodgepodge of different state rules governing how they can qualify for benefits.
More than four-in-ten U.S. businesses with paid employees are in industries likely to be financially affected more deeply by the outbreak.
Only 23% say they have emergency funds that would last them three months.
Republicans are more negative than Democrats toward China, though unfavorable ratings have climbed among both parties.