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Weekly Pulse Newsletter

The U.S. Census Bureau is in a unique position to produce data on the social and economic effects of COVID-19 on American households and small businesses. Here are the latest updates on several of our experimental data products.

Household Pulse Survey Updates

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Based on responses collected July 9 through July 14, the Household Pulse Survey estimates that during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • 51.1% of American adults live in households which have experienced a loss in employment income
  • 35.2% of American adults expect to experience a loss in employment income
  • 12.1% of Americans lived in households where there was either sometimes or often not enough to eat in the previous 7 days
  • 40.1% of adults had delayed getting medical care in the previous 4 weeks
  • 26.2% of respondents reported having little interest or pleasure in doing things more than half the days/nearly every day last week
  • 24.8% of respondents reported feeling down more than half the days/nearly every day last week
  • 33.9% of respondents reported feeling anxious or nervous more than half the days/nearly every day last week
  • On average, households spent $211.34 a week to buy food at supermarkets, grocery stores, online, and other places to be prepared and eaten at home
  • 26.5% of adults either missed last month’s rent or mortgage payment, or had slight or no confidence that their household could make the next payment on time

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COVID-19 Data Hub and More Resources

New COVID-19 Data Hub Updates

The Census Bureau has launched a new tool — the COVID-19 Data Hub — designed to help guide the nation as it begins recovery efforts from the sweeping COVID-19 pandemic by providing economic and demographic data. Version 1.3 is now available!

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Business Formation Statistics Updates

The Census Bureau recently released the updated weekly Business Formation Statistics (BFS) series with business application data at the national, regional, and state levels through the week ending July 25

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Business Applications with Planned Wages by State: Week 30

New Census data shows year-to-year changes in weekly state Business Applications with Planned Wages.

Business Applications by U.S. Region

New Census data shows year-to-year changes in weekly Business Applications by U.S. region.

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Small Business Pulse Survey

The data collection period for the Small Business Pulse Survey is closed at this time. The experimental Small Business Pulse Survey measures the changes in business conditions on our nation’s small businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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