CRR on COVID-19

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During the ongoing pandemic and economic recovery, the CRR is exploring how COVID-19 may impact retirement security from all angles. Our current resources are below.

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Economic and Health Data

401(k) Match Suspensions and Reinstatements Since March 2020 
U.S. Deaths Involving COVID-19 Reported to the CDC 
Weekly Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims 
Change in Unemployment Rate in Recent Recessions, by Gender and Age 
Unemployment Rate, January 1970 – July 2022 

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Other Data Resources

Harvard’s Opportunity Insights Institute: Track the Recovery
USC Survey Data: Understanding Coronavirus in America

COVID-19 Legislation

CRR in the News

Morningstar: “How Have Older Workers Fared in the Pandemic-Induced Downturn?” (6/2/21)
The New York Times: “7 Steps to Take Now to Catch Up on Retirement Savings” (5/8/21)
CNBC: “Why Some Older Workers Fared Worse During COVID-19 Than the Great Recession” (5/3/21)
State Street: “Could COVID-19 Change How and Where Americans Retire?” (4/28/21)
MarketWatch: “The New Stimulus Bill Will Help Shore Up Some Shaky Pension Plans” (3/15/21)
The Boston Globe: “COVID Rescue Package Gives Failing Pension Plans a $86 Billion Bailout” (3/13/21)
The Wall Street Journal: “More Americans Face Retirement Insecurity” (1/19/21)
The New York Times: “Workers Tap Retirement Savings as a Last Resort” (12/18/20)
Marketplace: “Few people are tapping 401(k)s, even without withdrawal penalties” (10/12/20)
CNBC: “Older Workers are Struggling to Find Jobs Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic” (10/2/20)

CRR Research on the 2008-2009 Recession

From Our Affiliates

Brookings Institution: “Resources on Coronavirus [COVID-19]”
Mathematica: “COVID-19 Curated Data, Modeling, and Policy Resources”
Urban Institute: “COVID-19: Policies to Protect People and Communities”

This page was last updated on April 4, 2023.

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