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Visualizing Job Loss Disparities in the United States During the COVID-19 Recession

by Cassidy Chansirik
Data visualization of job loss disparities among minority groups.

The Washington Post has visualized the unequal impacts that the COVID-19 recession has had on job loss and job recovery across demographic groups in the United States. The visualization shows that because of the pandemic, minority workers have experienced the steepest initial employment losses and are taking the longest time to regain their employment. For example, one graph shows that Black Americans have only recovered approximately 33 percent of jobs that they lost between February and April compared to white Americans who have recovered approximately 50 percent of the jobs they lost. Another graph shows that the recession has taken the greatest initial toll on young people, with 20 percent of Americans aged 20 to 24 losing their jobs between February and April, the largest employment loss among all working age groups. 

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