From health insurance to prescription drug prices, the cost of healthcare has been a political issue for decades.
The number of new jobs and the unemployment rate are regularly cited in the news, but they’re just part of the picture.
Dig into the background of the State of the Union in Numbers with USAFacts President Poppy MacDonald and Research Manager Olivia Martin. Learn about the data points that stood out to them after a historic year for the US, including insight into why the unemployment rate isn’t as high as one might think given the economic situation of the pandemic. Plus, learn what the team found when gathering old documents all the way back to the year 1900 for historical context on deaths in 2020.
Stay tuned for what data stood out to Martin, namely how the average cost of college tuition rose 60% from 2000 to 2019, but incomes for people with bachelor’s degrees did not increase at nearly the same rate. Explore all this data and more at the State of the Union in Numbers.
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