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Fewer Americans are short on adequate food than during the worst parts of the pandemic, according to recent survey data from the US Census Bureau. However, food scarcity has risen since falling to 8% in April.
But the decline was not that sudden.
Hate crime laws in 21 states and Washington, DC, explicitly protect victims targeted due to actual or perceived gender expression or gender identity. Explore and learn about which states are considering bills that affect transgender people.
Jobs & Unemployment
The unemployment rate fell from 6.1% to 5.8% as job growth picked back up. There were 496,000 fewer unemployed Americans in May compared to April.
Concealed and open carry gun laws differ between states.
An additional 6,398 mental health providers are needed to fill the gaps. In some states, over 80% of the population lives in a mental health professional shortage area.
Other charts show how much the vaccination rate fell and where adults are hesitant about the shots.
As of May 24, 30% of adults reported anxiety or depression symptoms. That is down from a peak of 43% in November of last year.
Health care has grown the most, accounting for one in seven jobs in 2020 and 7% of GDP.
This Memorial Day, a review of military deaths shows fewer deployed service members led to fewer deaths.
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