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This month's look at the pandemic focuses on hospital beds, unemployment benefits, and consumer spending. It also shows how the virus is infecting more people in states that previously had few cases.
Jobs & Unemployment
Union membership has steadily decreased over the past several decades, though membership is much higher in the public sector than the private.
One in nine Americans under the age of 65 didn't have health insurance in 2018. The numbers were higher among Hispanic, Native, and Black Americans.
The presidential candidates addressed COVID-19 and healthcare, immigration, record unemployment, and tax reform in their convention speeches. Here’s what the data says on these key issues.
The economic toll is increasing, with 25.7% of the damage from the past three years alone. Hurricane Laura will add to that total.
While Hispanic Americans have the highest life expectancy of any group, they and Black Americans are more likely to suffer from maladies like obesity and diabetes.
For most schools, athletics constitute a small portion of revenue. But in the Power Five Conferences—ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC—football represents a larger portion of institution revenue.
As concerns about the spread of COVID-19 continue, administrators are deciding whether to start instruction for the new school year online, in person or a hybrid of both.
In the 2018 midterm election, 25.9% of all ballots were cast by mail. With more than 85.4% of voters now eligible to vote by mail amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, that number may increase in 2020.
Jobs & Unemployment
The largest gains were in the leisure and hospitality, plus government sectors.