Tracking COVID-19 Unemployment and Job Losses

Tracking COVID-19 Unemployment and Job Losses

Workers across the country have been devastated by the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. After business closures and other restrictions began in March, unemployment began to rise sharply, peaking in April before starting to fall slowly. Cumulative job losses reached 23 million in May.

TOOL 1

Unemployment Tracking

Explore the data showing the share of workers unemployed from March through Aug 2020 by education level, gender, race, age, industry, and occupation.

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Jobs Tracking

Explore the data showing the number of job losses from March through Aug 2020 by education level, gender, race, age, industry, and occupation.

TOOL 3

Income Loss Tracking

Explore the loss of employment income from March 2020 to present by education level, age, race, and income level.

Unemployment Tracking

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

Share of Workers Unemployed by Education Level

Share of Workers Unemployed by Gender and Education Level

Share of Workers Unemployed by Race and Education Level

Share of Workers Unemployed by Age and Education Level

Share of Workers Unemployed by Industry and Education Level

Share of Workers Unemployed by Occupation and Education Level

Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce analysis of US Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey (Basic Monthly), 2020.

Jobs Tracking

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

Number of Job Losses by Education Level

Number of Job Losses by Education Level and Gender

Number of Job Losses by Education Level and Race

Number of Job Losses by Education Level and Age

Number of Job Losses by Education Level and Industry

Number of Job Losses by Education Level and Occupation

Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce analysis of US Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey (Basic Monthly), 2020.

Share of Workers with Loss of Employment Income

These data visualizations illustrate the loss of employment income by household from March 13, 2020 to present.