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The unemployment rate fell to 6%. Since the start of the pandemic, Black and Hispanic women and those without a high school degree have lost the most jobs and struggled the most to recover.
Only Idaho and Utah have met or surpassed total employment levels from February 2020. Leisure and hospitality employment remains down by 52% in Washington, DC and 40% in Hawaii.
The pandemic led to months of remote learning and closed daycares. Data shows that childcare is keeping women — especially those who are low-income — out of the workforce more often than men.
The wealth of the middle 20% of income earners has grown 68% since 1990. However, middle class wealth is growing more slowly than overall wealth — middle class families went from owning 12% of wealth in 1990 to 7% in 2020.
The recent stimulus bill in response to COVID-19 covers an array of initiatives and focuses less on businesses than the 2020 CARES Act. USAFacts digs into the numbers behind the original version of the House bill passed on February 27, 2021, whose estimated outlays added up to $1.9 trillion. While the $1.9 trillion cost estimate may be revised due to subsequent amendments, many major outlays are expected to remain at similar levels.
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.
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.
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.
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