Category: COVID-19

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Inequities in Job Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This policy brief provides an update on the employment trends that took place between February 2020 and June 2021.
COVID-19 African Americans, COVID-19, Education, Employment, Hispanics, Inequality, Race, Unemployment Publication
Innovation in Food Access Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered income losses and rising demand for food-related support, while social distancing requirements have complicated access to usual nutrition support sites. In response, government agencies, private retailers, nonprofit organizations, and volunteer networks are undertaking innovative efforts to ensure food access by vulnerable populations. By highlighting strategies that are unfolding in real time, this brief shares an array of potential approaches for private, public, and nonprofit stakeholders to use in deploying their resources.
Center for Social Policy in Practice, COVID-19 COVID-19, Food Assistance, Safety Net Publication
Latest Data Show All New England States Are Gaining Population
In this brief, Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that population gains were widespread in New England last year, according to new Census Bureau estimates.
COVID-19, Demography, New Hampshire COVID-19, Demography, Immigration, Migration, Mortality, New England, New Hampshire Publication
Mapping State Unemployment
In this data snapshot, authors Michael Ettlinger and Jordan Hensley report the relative level of initial unemployment claims for the week ending March 28, and relative “insured unemployment” for the week ending March 21, each as a share of the (February) labor force.
COVID-19 COVID-19, Economic Development, Unemployment Publication
May Unemployment Data Do Not Indicate Benefits Are Keeping Workers Home
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.
COVID-19 COVID-19, Employment, Wages Publication
Migration Continues to Fuel New Hampshire’s Population Gain
In this data snapshot, Carsey Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that the population of New Hampshire grew by 7,700 (0.55 percent) to 1,395,000 between July of 2021 and July of 2022, according to new Census Bureau estimates.
Demography, New Hampshire Birth Rates, COVID-19, Demography, Mortality, New England, New Hampshire Publication
Migration Sustains New Hampshire’s Population Gain
New Hampshire’s demographic future depends heavily on migration. The state’s population continued to grow in 2021 and 2022 because a migration gain of 18,300 was enough to offset the excess of deaths over births.
Demography, New Hampshire Birth Rates, COVID-19, Demography, Fertility, Migration, Mortality, New Hampshire Publication
More Coffins than Cradles in 2,300 U.S. Counties: COVID’s Grim Impact
In this brief, Carsey Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that COVID’s impact is reflected in the sharp rise in U.S. deaths, reaching 3,434,000 between July 2020 and July 2021. This is a record high and 20 percent more than two years ago before the COVID pandemic.
COVID-19, Demography Birth Rates, COVID-19, Demography, Mortality Publication
New Census Data Reflect the Continuing Impact of Covid on U.S. Demographic Trends
In this brief, Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that, according to recent Census Bureau estimates, the U.S. population has grown at the slowest rate in history in the past two years due to the impact of Covid.
Demography Birth Rates, COVID-19, Demography, Migration, Mortality, Rural, Urban Publication
New Hampshire’s Estimated Population Gain Is the Largest in New England
In this data snapshot, author Kenneth Johnson reports that the population of New Hampshire grew by 5,500 to 1,366,000 between July of 2019 and July of 2020, according to new Census Bureau estimates. ​This was the largest percentage population gain in New England. ​
Demography, New Hampshire COVID-19, Demography, Mortality, New England, New Hampshire Publication
Population Gains Widespread in New Hampshire Counties Due to Migration
In this data snapshot, Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that the population of New Hampshire grew by 17,700 to 1,395,000 between April 2020, when the 2020 Census was conducted, and July 2022, according to new Census Bureau estimates. These population gains were widespread, occurring in each of the state’s ten counties despite deaths exceeding births in nine of the ten counties.
Demography, New Hampshire Birth Rates, COVID-19, Demography, Migration, Mortality, New Hampshire Publication
Recent Demographic Trends Have Implications for Rural Health Care
In this brief, Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that nonmetropolitan (rural) America gained population between April of 2020 and July of 2022. In the preceding decade, rural areas lost population, both because more people left rural areas than moved to them and because births just minimally exceeded deaths.
COVID-19, Demography Birth Rates, COVID-19, Demography, Migration, Mortality, Rural, Urban Publication
Rural America Lost Population Over the Past Decade for the First Time in History
In this brief Carsey Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson examines rural demographic trends between 2010 and 2020 using data from the 2020 Census. With fewer births, more deaths, and more people leaving than moving in, rural America experienced an overall population loss for the first time in history.
Demography Birth Rates, COVID-19, Demography, Fertility, Migration, Mortality, Rural Publication
Rural Areas with Seasonal Homes Hit Hard by COVID-19
In this data snapshot, author Jess Carson finds that rural counties where at least 25 percent of the housing units are for seasonal use are hit especially hard by COVID-19 compared with urban and other kinds of rural counties.
Center for Social Policy in Practice, COVID-19 Community Development, COVID-19, Economic Development, Rural Publication
Share of Childless Adults Eligible for EITC Triples Under American Rescue Plan
In this fact sheet, author Jess Carson explores how changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2021 affect childless tax filers. Findings show that the share of childless adults who can claim a credit has tripled under the new provisions, and that the biggest driver of widened access is lowering the minimum age for eligibility.
Center for Social Policy in Practice, COVID-19 COVID-19, Income, Low Income, Poverty, Safety Net, Tax, Wages Publication
Smallest U.S. Population Growth in History: More Deaths, Fewer Births, and Less Immigration
In this brief, author Kenneth Johnson reports that the U.S. population grew by just 393,000 between July of 2020 and July of 2021 according to new Census Bureau estimates—the lowest rate of annual population gain in history and the smallest numeric gain in more than 100 years.
Demography Birth Rates, COVID-19, Demography, Migration, Mortality Publication
The Inequities of Job Loss and Recovery Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
In this policy brief, authors Rogelio Sáenz and Corey Sparks discuss the wide variations in unemployment and the level of job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic across the nation’s demographic groups that have historically suffered disparities in the workforce, including persons of color, women, and immigrants. It is particularly unfortunate that the calamity of the pandemic comes on the heels of major improvements in job prospects that these groups made over the last decade, as the workforce emerged from the Great Recession.
COVID-19 African Americans, COVID-19, Employment, Hispanics, Income, Inequality, Race, Unemployment, Women Publication
The Poverty-Reducing Effects of the EITC and Other Safety Nets for Young Adult Parents
In this brief, Jess Carson explores the poverty-reducing effects of key federal safety net programs among 18-24 year old (“young adult”) parents.
Center for Social Policy in Practice, COVID-19 Child Care, Children, COVID-19, Family, Food Assistance, Low Income, Safety Net, Young Adults Publication
The Recent U.S. Population Growth Rate Increased from Last Year’s Record Low, but Remains Below Historical Levels
In this brief, author Kenneth Johnson reports that the U.S. population grew by just 1,256,000 between July of 2021 and July of 2022, according to recent Census Bureau estimates. This was an increase from the record low growth of the preceding year, but it remains well below historical rates.
Demography Birth Rates, COVID-19, Demography, Fertility, Immigration, Migration, Mortality Publication
Three Years of Record High Mortality and Low Fertility Leave Many States with More Deaths than Births
In this data snapshot, Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that with Covid-induced mortality at record highs and continuing low fertility during the past three years, U.S. births exceeded deaths by the smallest margin in more than a century.
Demography Birth Rates, COVID-19, Demography, Fertility, Mortality Publication