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Unemployment Remains High As Labor Market Stalls

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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January 14, 2021
Blog Posts
Here’s Everything the Federal Government Has Done to Respond to the Coronavirus So Far

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a severe public health crisis as well as substantial economic disruption for every American. So far, lawmakers have enacted five separate pieces of legislation.

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January 13, 2021
Explainers
Budget Basics: National Defense

The United States spent $686 billion on national defense during fiscal year (FY) 2019 according to the Office of Management and Budget, which amounts to 15 percent of the federal budget.

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January 11, 2021
Blog Posts
What to Know About the Second Coronavirus Stimulus Checks

On December 27, 2020, the federal government enacted a relief package that included a second round of Economic Impact Payments (often referred to as “stimulus payments”) to Americans.

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January 8, 2021
Press Releases & Statements
Fiscal Confidence Remains Low as Americans Look ahead to 2021

“The nation remains in the grips of a devastating health and economic crisis caused by the pandemic. Overcoming the virus remains the nation’s top priority, but the vast majority of Americans also recognize the need to address our unsustainable fiscal outlook once this crisis is over,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation.

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January 8, 2021
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