National Poverty in America Awareness Month: Measuring Poverty

214 Views  Â America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers There were 37.3 million people in poverty in 2020, according to the official poverty measure. In contrast, there were 29.8 million people in poverty that same year, according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure. While these measures may seem at odds with each other, they each present a different […]

America Recycles Day: November 15, 2021

97 Views  Â  According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “On America Recycles Day 2019 (November 15), EPA recognized the importance and impact of recycling, which has contributed to American prosperity and the protection of our environment. The recycling rate has increased from less than 7 percent in 1960 to the current rate of 32 percent. An […]

Will Unemployment Insurance After Pandemic Follow Same Path as After Great Recession?

230 Views  Â Fewer Received Unemployment Insurance as U.S. Recovered From Great Recession In 2018, the share of adults who received Unemployment Insurance (UI) at some point during the year reached a six-year low as the economy strengthened following the Great Recession. Also, 7 in 10 adults who received UI at any point during 2018 received it […]