COVID-19’s Impact on Education and the Workforce

COVID-19’s Impact on Education and the Workforce

Workers and households across the country have been devastated by the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

We continue to study the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the following categories:

Jobs:

Industries, occupations

Workers:

Race, class, gender, educational attainment

Education pipeline:

Higher education, K-12

Students:

High school, college

Households:

Stimulus payments, loss of employment income

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Explore our data on job loss numbers and trends with unemployment and job growth from March 2020 to present.

Overall Job Loss and Unemployment:

After business closures and restrictions began in March, unemployment rose sharply, peaking in April. Cumulative job losses hit 23 million in May.

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Unemployment by Group:

This data visualization tracks the share of workers unemployed from March 2020 through January 2021 by the cuts below.

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Job Loss by Group:

This data visualization tracks the number of workers unemployed from March 2020 through January 2021 by the cuts below.

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