Jobs & Unemployment
When the government releases new data—or when we go digging for hard-to-find, interesting information—you’ll find the resulting reports here. The Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Congressional Budget Office, and more: we provide bias-free context and visuals to help you understand the latest from these agencies. USAFacts is always digging into data, so check back often for new reports.
Jobs & Unemployment
The most recent employment and unemployment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor. Updated weekly.
President Trump is expected to sign a $2 trillion economic stimulus bill that includes plans to send checks directly to individuals. According to one analysis, 82% of families will get the full amount.
How prepared are employers to adjust to new working conditions? What industries most directly impacted by recent changes, and what lessons can be gleaned from previous recessions?
The term Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is commonly cited in economic reporting. What does this measure mean? Why is it so widely tracked?
The federal government brings in $1.2 trillion each year in payroll taxes to fund Social Security and Medicare programs. Payroll taxes make up a higher share of taxes for middle-income families than any other income group.
As COVID-19 spreads throughout the country, we're tracking the top numbers to watch to best understand the virus's impact. How prepared are our hospitals? Who's at risk?
Several categories of people need to take extra measures to avoid contracting COVID-19. With the number of coronavirus cases in the United States growing, here’s what people need to know about being high risk.
Accidents, cancer and deaths of despair: see how age and location influence US death rates
The demographics, economics, and voting history of the 14 states voting March 3 are the best representation of voters nationwide so far.
Medicare for All is a key issue in the 2020 election. Candidates are considering the government's role in providing health insurance coverage. Meanwhile, in 2018, employers provided coverage to 55% of Americans.
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