Equitable Growth’s Household Pulse graphs: September 16–28 Edition

On October 7, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on workers and households. Below are five graphs compiled by Equitable Growth staff highlighting important trends in the data.

While continued progress on extending economic relief has stalled, a majority of Black and Latinx households reported having difficulty paying household expenses as of the last two weeks of September.

Job losses are concentrated among low- and middle-income workers, who are much less likely to be employed compared to high-income workers as of the end of September.

One-quarter of Latinx workers and 28 percent of Black workers who have applied for Unemployment Insurance have not received benefits since the start of the Coronavirus Recession.

More than half of Latinx and Black survey respondents reported they have lost income since the beginning of the Coronavirus Recession and roughly a third expect to lose income in the coming month.

Most workers without a college degree are not able to work remotely from the safety of their homes, exacerbating the polarization of job quality by education level.

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