FISCAL BLOG

Monthly Archive for October 2020

Healthcare workers, providers, and hospitals have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, but how has the U.S. government supported the sector? Find out more.

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The increase recorded in the July–September quarter represents a significant rebound in economic activity, but many are cautioning that the recovery is far from complete, and real GDP lags significantly behind pre-pandemic levels.

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With less than a week to go before Election Day, the Financial Times and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation have wrapped up a year-long initiative to track voter sentiment on economic and fiscal issues for the twelve months leading up to the 2020 election.

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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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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.