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Roadwork in Los Angeles. Whether it’s determining the optimal highway width or the size of Social Security benefits, “there’s a stat for that,” says Robert Santos, president of the American Statistical Association.

Whether it’s determining optimal highway width or the size of Social Security benefits, “there’s a stat for that,” says Robert Santos, president of the American Statistical Association. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

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COVID & Unemployment

Unemployed workers go back to school to get back to work

by Mitchell Hartman Feb 11, 2021
One in three unemployed workers has pursued more education or job training while out of work, the Pew Research Center says.
COVID-19

After the pandemic, will people stay in the habit of cooking at home?

by Marielle Segarra Feb 11, 2021
While some are craving the restaurant experience, others have discovered they enjoy cooking for themselves.
COVID-19

Carnival and Mardi Gras usually mean $1 billion for the New Orleans economy. What about this year?

by Kai Ryssdal and Alli Fam Feb 11, 2021
Quentin Messer Jr., head of the New Orleans Business Alliance, says the city's spirit is alive, but there's a sense of loss too.

Rihanna puts her Fenty fashion "house" on hold

by Erika Beras Feb 11, 2021
Fenty is essentially a startup within an established brand that has faced challenges during the pandemic.
COVID & Unemployment

People who refuse unsafe work can get unemployment benefits

by Meghan McCarty Carino Feb 11, 2021
Until now such decisions have been left to states, leading to wide variation and confusion.

Checking in on America’s “data infrastructure”

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Feb 11, 2021
For everything you do, there's a statistic, and behind that number are federal statistical agencies in need of attention.

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