By the Numbers: Latinos in the Time of Coronavirus
About the Dashboard
Latino workers and families have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic across nearly every aspect of their lives, which will have repercussions for years to come. To better understand the pandemic’s impact on Latino communities, UnidosUS presents “By the Numbers: Latinos in the Time of Coronavirus,” an interactive, user-friendly dashboard that provides the latest data on the effects of COVID-19 across a range of issues. We hope this data tool will help users better understand issues facing Latino communities in the time of COVID-19.
The dashboard provides trends nationally and in six key states (Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, Texas, and Colorado). Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s experimental Household Pulse Survey, the dashboard displays bi-weekly data with race/ethnicity comparisons for the following indicators:
- Loss of Employment Income
- Health Insurance Coverage (Overall/Public/Private)
- Food Insufficiency
- Mental Health (Anxiety)
- Housing (Missed Rent or Mortgage Payments)
- Education (Classes Cancelled or Moved to Distance Learning)
- Access to Technology for Children’s Education (Computers or Internet)
To better contextualize these trends, we include key dates in the timeline, in particular:
- April 24, 2020: The United States surpasses 50,000 COVID-19 related deaths
- May 28, 2020: The United States surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 related deaths
- July 31, 2020: The economic relief measures in the CARES Act expire (supplemental unemployment insurance, rental assistance, etc.)
- November 18, 2020: The United States surpasses 250,000 COVID-19 related deaths
- February 22, 2021: The United States surpasses 500,000 COVID-19 related deaths
Additionally, the dashboard provides pandemic-related case and mortality projections to the end of 2021 for six states. These projections will be updated periodically as new data become available. For a description of high, middle, and low projection scenarios, see the Projection Methods tab above.
About the Project
It is our hope that the data and graphs presented here will be used widely by advocates, journalists, policymakers, researchers, and others. Both the graphs and raw data can be downloaded in different formats for optimal use.
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