About the Data
Monthly unemployment data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program.
Characteristics of the unemployed population data is from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), 5-year estimates, Table S2301.
Food insecurity data are estimates published by Feeding America. Citation: Gundersen, C., A. Dewey, M. Kato, A. Crumbaugh & M. Strayer. The 2017 data is from: "Map the Meal Gap 2019: A Report on County and Congressional District Food Insecurity and County Food Cost in the United States in 2017." Feeding America, 2019. Details about their methodology can be found here.
Educational attainment data is from the American Community Survey (ACS): Educational Attainment: Table S1501; High School and Above: Table B15003; Less than High School: Table B15003.
This report uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau.