The expiration of pandemic-era government benefits is partially responsible for the increases in poverty.
The bureau thinks it missed 3% of African Americans, 5% of Hispanics and 6% of Alaska Natives and Native Americans living on reservations.
The fast-moving nature of the pandemic demands new measurements that are more timely.
The Census Bureau's supplemental poverty measure showed a big decline from 2019, despite a year of pandemic-induced economic disruption.
But how accurate are the figures, collected as the pandemic started, when some people began to relocate?
In this book excerpt, Deborah Stone examines the way we calculate unemployment numbers.
With COVID-19-related job losses, health experts expect the number of people without insurance to grow this year.
You now have until mid-August to respond to the census if you haven't yet.
The 2020 census was planning to deploy up to 500,000 census takers to follow up with households that didn't respond online or by mail.
The bureau is using workers people know or can identify with for house calls.