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.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted in 2018, reduced average net taxes for Americans of all income brackets, especially those earning less than $50,000 per year.
Here is a look at the increase in cases this fall, along with data on hospitalizations, job loss, and small business sentiment.
The 2020 deficit was nearly twice as large as the deficit in 2009, when the government enacted stimulus spending in response to the Great Recession.
State revenue was down 29% compared to the same quarter last year, indicating budget shortfalls and hard choices may be on the horizon.
From COVID-19 and the economy to race and policing in America, take a look at nonpartisan data on topics covered in the first debate.
Combining direct and indirect taxes, as well as taxes from state and local government, the average American family paid $15,748 in taxes in 2018.
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.
Initiative would postpone $520 in taxes for the average household and $1,197 for the upper middle class.
Tax legislation passed by the Senate and the House would change corporate taxes, impacting businesses, individuals, and the economy. What could change under the legislation? Compare past tax changes to economic performance throughout history and decide for yourself.
Congress recently averted a government shutdown by passing a stopgap spending bill. But the hard work of adopting a yearlong budget resolution remains.