In 2019, unemployment averaged 3.7 percent. In July 2020, it was 10.2 percent. The pandemic blew a hole in our economy. In mid-September, the Census Bureau will release its annual poverty, income, and health insurance statistics for 2019. Census has also collected new Household Pulse survey data, telling us about economic security now. There’s a lot we can learn from 2019, while still recognizing that conditions are painfully different for millions of Americans today.


This webinar will prepare you for what we’ll learn about 2019, how to get and use the data for your state or city, and how it compares to new data showing alarming numbers of households with less earnings, going without food, falling behind in rent, and lacking health insurance.


Nationally known economist Jared Bernstein will predict what we can expect to see in the 2019 data and compare it to today’s economic crisis. Poverty expert Arloc Sherman will tell you how to use the new Household Pulse survey (with national, state and city data since the pandemic’s onset). Debbie Weinstein, expert Census data trainer, will provide hands-on guidance on how to use – and how to talk about – the data coming out in September.


This webinar is co-sponsored by the Coalition on Human Needs, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Food Research & Action Center, and the Partnership for America’s Children.

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September 09, 2020 3:30 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
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Then and Now: How to Use New Census Surveys About Poverty, Income, and Health from 2019 and 2020
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Jared Bernstein   [ view bio ]
Arloc Sherman  [ view bio ]
Ellen Teller  [ view bio ]
Deborah Weinstein   [ view bio ]
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