Social and Community Reports

Economic analysis on demographics, social issues, and challenges that impact our world.

Bump in the road: What a potential U.S. recession means for Hispanic workers – 09/15/2022 

If, as we expect, the U.S. economy slips into a modest recession in 2023, then the relative gains that Hispanic workers have enjoyed over the past few years could experience a temporary setback. That said, Hispanic and Latinx individuals will continue to be a critical source of labor for the U.S. economy in coming years.

The growing economic influence of the LGBTQ+ community - 06/01/2022  

In commemoration of Pride Month, which has been celebrated in some manner since 1970, we highlight some notable economic characteristics of the LGBTQ+ community at present. In short, the economic influence of the community should continue to grow in coming years.

Diversity & inclusion: A tale of two economies part III - 05/24/2022  

We take a deeper dive into the implications of long-term unemployment and conduct scenario analysis. Does the Black or African American unemployment rate's slower pace of recovery have implications for the national labor market?

Factors to consider for a net zero carbon economy – 04/13/2022

To commemorate Earth Day 2022, we put the current state of greenhouse gas emissions into context and consider the big-picture economic implications of a transition to a net zero carbon future.

Who cares? – 03/01/2022 

The pandemic laid bare the importance of childcare to the U.S. workforce as millions of school-age children shifted to remote learning, but it also amplified the cracks in an already thin and fragile care system for young children.

Inflation: same storm, different boats – 01/31/2022 

The strongest inflation in nearly 40 years is presenting a significant challenge to all American households, but some consumers are being hit harder than others.

The budding potential of Hispanic Americans for the U.S. economy – 09/09/2021 

To commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month, we look at demographic trends among Hispanic Americans and discuss their implications for the U.S. economy in coming years, including the outlooks for the labor market, consumer spending and the housing market.