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5 facts about how COVID-19 is affecting unemployment in the U.S.

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Rakesh Kapoor
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City employees hand out unemployment applications on April 8, 2020, in Hialeah, Florida.
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Unemployment rate for women.
The unemployment rate for women. Image: Pew Research Center
Unemployment by gender and race.
Hispanic women see a steeper drop in employment levels. Image: Pew Research Center
Unemployment amongst immigrants
Unemployment amongst immigrants Image: Pew Research Center
Unemployment, by age.
Unemployment, by age. Image: Pew Research Center
Unemployment, by education level.
Unemployment, by education level. Image: Pew Research Center
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