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.
Voting, wealth in the US, and facts about COVID-19 were among the most in-demand topics this year.
With 12 days left until Election Day, the candidates discussed topics including the coronavirus, American families, race in America, and climate change. Here’s a roundup of data on these four debate issues.
The visa allows skilled workers entry into the US. While total approvals are up, the approval rate dropped from 95.7% in 2015 to 84.9% in 2019 — and the administration has paused all H-1B admissions through the end of 2020.
For anyone not born a US citizen, the only way to become one is by naturalization. Learn about what it is, how it’s changed, and what the process entails.
Around 16.5 million authorized foreign nationals live in the US. How many of them are eligible for American citizenship?
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.
A recently released report from the Department of Homeland Security shows a significant drop in refugee arrivals since 2016.
The United States is home to over 643,000 Dreamers. A recent Supreme Court ruling struck down the Trump administration’s attempt to end the program.
One issue at the heart of current immigration debate is the criminalization of unauthorized entry in the US. Criminalization began in 1929 under section 1325, but prosecution of unauthorized entry has been inconsistent over the years.
The 54,771 apprehensions in September are 238% higher than the 16,182 in April.
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