There has been much media coverage on the impact of stay-at-home orders on crime rates throughout the United States and worldwide. In an analysis of
Introduction The shutdown of the American economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic has focused considerable attention on data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics
In the post of the same name, our analysis shows new jobless claims by state, using data provided by the US Department of Labor. Since mid-March, all states have seen a rapid increase in layoffs and unemployment insurance (UI) claims but some states have seen much larger increases than others. Here, we provide the updated data via a chart that shows the absolute and relative changes week-over-week.
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Key Takeaways The coronavirus pandemic is frequently compared to the 1968-1969 H3N2 flu pandemic that claimed 100,000 lives. If today’s US population and age distribution
(June 11, 2020) As the employment situation in the country has appeared to stabilize, we have decided to stop updating this graphic. Adding each week’s
It has been reported that coronavirus test results at the CDC and in Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, and Vermont conflate the outcomes of antibody tests and viral tests. To illustrate this, imagine a school that needs to measure its first grade students’ ability to read.
Due to the spread of COVID-19 and the shelter-in-place orders that were instituted throughout the United States to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, business activity has been deeply affected. This can be seen by the most current unemployment claims figures here and here. Businesses that are less dependent on the economy “re-opening” to function can sustain with employees working from home longer and will feel less pressure to open before the curve truly flattens. Certain industries are more prepared for a work-from-home business model because they already had employees working remotely before, or they were able to more easily transition their employees to work from home.
Introduction COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on racial and ethnic minorities has been widely covered by the news media. My analysis indicates that an important reason why
Key Takeaways With over 26 million people filing initial unemployment claims between March 16 and April 18, 2020, many workers have lost all or a