In addition to the devastation the coronavirus pandemic has wrought in terms of lives lost, it has been one of the most economically disruptive crises in U.S. history. Among the most urgent concerns is the rising number of the long-term unemployed. In January 2021, four million Americans had been unemployed for six months or more, accounting for 39.5% of the total unemployed.
Gallup, in partnership with Carnegie Corporation of New York, developed the Back to Work: Listening to Americans survey to understand the issues Americans face today and reveal that even in these deeply divided times, an overwhelming majority of Americans can find common ground on priorities for COVID-19 recovery. The study explores important issues such as:
- Americans’ views of the most important issues facing the nation amid COVID-19
- American support for a jobs-and-training initiative
- High priority areas to address with a national jobs recovery program
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story @ Back to Work: Listening to Americans Report | Gallup