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Weekly releases of key data sets illustrate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on U.S. citizens as a U.S. Census Bureau effort to enable data-driven decision-making in recovery planning.
U.S. Census Bureau
April 30, 2020, 9am PDT
Los Angeles renters are facing challenges in coming up with rent payments as unemployment rates continue to rise. As a result, police are responding to significantly more calls about conflicts between landlords and tenants.
Crosstown
April 20, 2020, 5am PDT
Analysis from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University predicts the pandemic will reduce rents, but only at the top of the market.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
April 19, 2020, 9am PDT
The historic job losses of the past two months have hit the most vulnerable workers harder than others, so far. The Urban Institute estimated and mapped where more low-income jobs have been lost.
Urban Institute
April 17, 2020, 6am PDT
Halted construction work has contributed to a growing number of layoffs in the construction industry during the month of April.
Smart Cities Dive
April 8, 2020, 6am PDT
The impact of coronavirus on unemployment and healthcare is predicted to affect black and Latinos at a disproportionate rate, raising questions about what can be done to ease the suffering and close the racial wealth divide in America.
CNN Business
January 10, 2020, 6am PST
Comparing Houston in 2010 to the city today reveals a variety of transportation, infrastructure, and economic changes.
Urban Edge
January 5, 2020, 5am PST
A Kentucky town welcomed Amazon’s arrival, but the economic outcomes over the last two decades have been lackluster.
The New York Times
August 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
In key areas like jobs and housing, the numbers show a definite Motor City rebound since the recession. But a closer look reveals uneven gains and weakness next to state averages.
The Detroit Free Press
January 2, 2019, 6am PST
Cities spend a lot of time and energy pointing to examples of what they don’t want to become.
The New York Times
February 7, 2018, 10am PST
Small cities around the country with high unemployment are desperate for jobs, but when an Amazon distribution center moves into town, it's not all good news.
The Atlantic
February 6, 2018, 11am PST
A low unemployment rate means major investments by the federal government could ultimately harm the economy.
FiveThirtyEight
December 13, 2017, 6am PST
A handful of Delray residents refuse to be displaced by industry, but the plan for a new bridge may mean they don't have a choice.
Detroit Free Press
August 17, 2016, 10am PDT
The plight of laid-off laborers who had been repaving a New Jersey bridge illustrates that people suffer as well as infrastructure and mobility when transportation funding bills fail to pass.
The North Jersey Record
March 15, 2016, 9am PDT
The message was so atypical for a politician wooing votes. "We'll put coal miners out of business," Hillary Clinton warned the audience at Sunday night's Democratic Town Hall in Columbus, Ohio, giving credence to President Obama's "War on Coal."
Courier-Journal
May 13, 2015, 9am PDT
Amid concerns about lackluster growth, Oregon's Clackamas County plans to create 10,000 new family wage jobs by 2019. But the county lacks the zoned land it needs to accomplish its goals.
OregonLive
December 19, 2014, 7am PST
Mirroring a previously reported increase in gasoline consumption in California, the vehicle miles traveled increase over last year is the largest in a decade. The reasons are the same: cheaper gas and an improved economy with more people working.
The Sacramento Bee
October 16, 2014, 8am PDT
An article surveys Lima, Ohio's long-term residents, politicians, and economy to weave a narrative tracing the ups and downs of the shrinking small town.
Rolling Stone
August 8, 2014, 11am PDT
The Great Recession spiked the amount of young adults (aged 25-34) living in multi-generational housing, which has now surpassed the share of oldest adults (age 85+) living in these types of household structures.
Pew Research Center
August 1, 2014, 9am PDT
Unemployment still looms above 2007 levels, and is coupled with the lowest labor force participation in 30 years. Arthur Burris outlines what kinds of strategies cities can adopt to help their local economies.
Living Cities