Jobs & Unemployment
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The recent heatwave hit some of the least air-conditioned cities in the country.
President Joe Biden set the goal of getting 70% of adults at least one shot by Independence Day. By the end of June, 67% had started vaccinations.
Heart disease, cancer, and accidents drive the 40% higher mortality rate among American men compared to women.
According to Department of Agriculture data, 32% of Memphis, Tennessee, residents are low-income and live in areas with insufficient access to groceries.
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.