A word on potential inflation, women and employment during the pandemic, COVID-19 containment measures and more
Despite gains in highly skilled jobs over the years, women experienced a higher unemployment rate than men during the 2020 recession.
While COVID-19-related restrictions in 2020 spurred short-term rises in unemployment, states with stricter measures saw faster labor market recoveries.
Federal Reserve policymakers and private-sector forecasters expect strong GDP growth and further declines in the unemployment rate in 2021.
New estimates of real gross domestic product for U.S. counties and metropolitan statistical areas show growth disparities in 2019.
When local bank branches close, customers may have to travel longer distances for financial services, which is more often the case in rural areas.