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.
A rising share of working parents in the U.S. say it’s been difficult to handle child care during the pandemic
52% of employed parents with children younger than 12 say it has been difficult to handle child care responsibilities during the pandemic.
Even in industries where majorities can telework, some face challenges working from home during pandemic
A majority of workers in only four out of nine industries studied say that the responsibilities of their job can be done from home.
20 striking findings from 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, here are 20 striking findings from our studies, covering notable trends that emerged during the year.
How the Coronavirus Outbreak Has – and Hasn’t – Changed the Way Americans Work
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 the pandemic, the share of unpartnered moms at work fell more sharply than among other parents
The share of unpartnered mothers who are employed and at work has fallen more precipitously than among other parents.
The pace of Boomer retirements has accelerated in the past year
In the third quarter of 2020, about 28.6 million Baby Boomers reported that they were out of the labor force due to retirement.
Nearly 2,800 newspaper companies received paycheck protection loans, and most were under $150K
Though this figure is a sliver of all PPP loans lent out to small businesses as of August, it represents a large segment of U.S. newspaper companies.
Fewer mothers and fathers in U.S. are working due to COVID-19 downturn; those at work have cut hours
The shares of mothers and fathers who are working have fallen from 2019 to 2020, but the falloff has been comparable for each group.
Globally, views of foreign direct investment vary depending on type of investment
People in many countries support foreign companies building factories in their own nation. But fewer support foreign firms buying domestic ones.
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