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.
December was the worst month for coronavirus cases and deaths so far.
Job loss was greatest in the leisure and hospitality sector. The unemployment rate remained at 6.7% from November to December.
From $600 stimulus checks to a new round of Paycheck Protection Program funding, the latest economic relief package extends federal support for individuals and businesses.
Voting, wealth in the US, and facts about COVID-19 were among the most in-demand topics this year.
Data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows how spending habits changed in 2020. Americans increased spending on groceries and home goods this year, while spending away from the home fell.
While the double-digit unemployment rate in Hawaii improved, job growth in much of the rest of the nation stalled.
The labor force was down 4.1 million people in November compared to February. Labor force participation rates fell for most Americans during the pandemic, but young workers and women of color have the largest persisting declines.
The data to measure the pandemic, the environment, and American politics.
While death certificates from the last eight weeks of 2020 and more are still being processed, over 334,000 more people died in 2020 than in all of 2019.
Americans — and their government — are paying more for health insurance at a time of uneven health risks across demographic groups and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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