Publications

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October 22, 2021
This report provides an update on state by state the pandemic employment situation through September 2021. Every state is on the economic mend from 2020’s pandemic-induced collapse in employment, but the recovery has been uneven with some states returning to pre-pandemic levels of employment and others having recovered fewer than half of the jobs they had in February 2020.
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October 6, 2021
The U.S. population grew by a modest 7.4 percent during the past decade to 331.4 million in April 2020. There was a significant increase in racial diversity over the course of the decade, both in the population as a whole, and children in particular.
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September 15, 2021
This policy brief provides an update on the employment trends that took place between February 2020 and June 2021.
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August 31, 2021
In this perspectives brief, authors John Jones and Jordan Hensley report the results of a survey that asked participants their perspectives on working from home and the impact that the death of the office could have on Black professionals’ opportunities.
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August 30, 2021
In this brief, author Kenneth Johnson reports that New Hampshire’s population grew by a modest 4.6 percent during the past decade to 1,377,500 in April 2020. In contrast, the number of minority residents, defined as those who were other than non-Hispanic Whites, increased by 74.4 percent to 176,900 in 2020.
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August 20, 2021
Archived report through July 2021: With the strongest national job growth yet in 2021 and 38 states seeing statistically significant employment increases, July continued recent encouraging trends for the country’s economic trajectory. Despite this, all but two states are still short of their February 2020 employment levels. Nationally, payroll employment is still down 5.7 million jobs—a 3.7...
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August 12, 2021
In this fact sheet, author Kenneth Johnson reports that New Hampshire’s population reached 1,377,529 on April 1, 2020, an increase of 61,000 residents (4.6 percent) since April 1, 2010 according to new 2020 Census data.
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August 10, 2021
In this brief, authors Michael Kurtz, Karen Conway, and Robert Mohr summarize their recently published article at the Economics of Education Review, which aimed to understand how BackPack Programs relate to academic success.
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June 23, 2021
In this brief, Jess Carson, Analena Bruce, and Isaac Leslie describe data collected in the May 2021 Granite State Poll and find that while more than 80 percent of Granite Staters report buying local farm food at least a few times a month in the past year, there is significant variation in engagement across the state.
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June 23, 2021
There has been substantial debate over whether higher levels of unemployment benefits have been keeping workers at home. The April and May state-level unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics offer one piece of evidence that workers are not (illegally) refusing to seek or accept employment because of unemployment benefits.