FISCAL BLOG

Monthly Archive for October 2020

Coronavirus aid programs were implemented to provide much needed support for small businesses, but how effective have they been? Read more in our analysis.

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The federal government has enacted four pieces of legislation that provide important relief to individuals and corporations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has become both a public health and an economic crisis. In particular, the closure of many businesses has resulted in an unprecedented surge in unemployment claims in the United States.

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Despite improvements to the labor market since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the unemployment rate remains high, especially for non-white workers. Get the facts here.

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In fiscal year 2020, the U.S. saw the largest budget deficit since 1945 at $3.1 trillion. Find out what contributed to these record-breaking stats.

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The Coronavirus Relief Fund was meant to alleviate strained state and local government budgets, but has it? Find out how effective COVID-19 funding has been thus far.

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Since March 15, more than 65 million claims for regular unemployment insurance have been filed due to COVID-19. Find weekly updated statistics here.

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As the White House and Congressional leaders continue to discuss additional coronavirus (COVID-19) legislation, a pair of top policy experts offered insights into the state of the economy, the effectiveness of relief legislation enacted thus far and what it all means for the election and beyond.

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The CARES Act granted stimulus checks to Americans to mitigate economic damage, but was it effective? Find out how stimulus checks affected the economy.

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COVID-19 has contributed to a rising gap between federal spending and revenues. Find out just how wide that gap is.

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Understanding the Coronavirus Crisis

Key fiscal and economic indicators as the nation responds and recovers.

National Debt Clock

See the latest numbers and learn more about the causes of our high and rising debt.