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The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows the unemployment rate was 6.2% in February.
Here are five things the data says about COVID-19 as March begins, including stimulus spending patterns and a decline in nursing home cases.
Elections & Government
Every 10 years, the official population count results in the reapportionment of House seats and electoral votes among states. That and the following step of redistricting will shape representation, and political power, for the next decade.
In 2019, 53% of families were invested in the stock market. While publicly traded stock comprises 24% of the wealth of white, non-Hispanic families, it makes up 13% of Black wealth and 10% of Hispanic wealth.
Statistics on Race
Last year brought national attention to long-simmering issues confronting both Black and Hispanic Americans. The coronavirus deepened many of these disparities. Here’s a roundup of how the State of the Union looks through the lens of race and ethnicity.
How did GDP fall despite a historic increase in federal government spending as a result of the 2020 stimulus? Part of it has to do with the highest saving rate since 1945.
Jobs & Unemployment
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that lower-wage workers — and particularly women in this group — have been more likely to lose their jobs during the pandemic compared to higher earners.
The co-founder of the NAACP displayed a series of hand-drawn charts and maps at the 1900 Paris Exposition.
While scientists study the effectiveness of existing vaccines against these strains, the CDC notes that all three share mutations that help them spread quicker.
Jobs & Unemployment
While the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3% in January, many of those who remained unemployed were at the limit of regular state benefits.
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