Andy Kiersz, Business Insider

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Recent articles by Andy:

These 6 charts from the June jobs report show how much the economy has recovered — and how much further it has to go

"The bounce is impressive and welcome but there is a long road ahead to restore all the jobs that were lost in this recession," said BofA economists. → Read More

25 simple charts that prove racism is still a problem in America

Research has extensively documented the differences between the Black and white experience in the US, from wealth and education to incarceration. → Read More

The 10 industries where people are returning to work the fastest

There's surprise growth in the U.S. economy. Here's where things are starting to pick up, starting with hospitality. → Read More

We mapped the racial and economic segregation that still divides America's cities — block by neighborhood block

We used data from the Census Bureau to illustrate the backdrop of segregation in cities with the largest protests against the killing of George Floyd. → Read More

These 5 charts show how the coronavirus crisis has dwarfed the Great Recession in just 2 months

"It just goes to show you how quickly the current crisis has evolved and how deep it is," said Daniel Zhao, an economist at Glassdoor. → Read More

26 jobs where death is just another part of the workday, and how much they pay

Some jobs on the frontlines of the coronavirus are dealing with death every day. We compiled a list of careers that involve death and their salaries. → Read More

The most affordable small town in each US state if you're looking to escape a big city

Using data from the Census Bureau, we found small towns where most people spend a reasonable part of their income on housing. → Read More

20 high-paying jobs requiring a bachelor's degree that are set to boom in the next 10 years

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that nurse practitioners, veterinarians, and actuaries are set to add lots of new jobs in the next decade. → Read More

America lost so many jobs in April that we could barely fit the numbers in this chart of historic downturns (and that includes all of the Great Recession)

The economic chaos caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic already dwarfs historical recessions, including the Great Recession. → Read More

The second round of the government's program to help small business is under way. This map shows where the money has gone so far.

In effect, rural areas had shorter lines and were served sooner, while urban centers had longer queues and are being served later. → Read More

This map shows which states have gotten the most money from the Federal government's small business bailout — so far

The Small Business Administration released the total amount of loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program in each state. → Read More

The US has now tested more than 4 million people for the coronavirus, but the number of tests being done per day is plateauing

Widespread testing for the coronavirus is essential in order to reopen American society over the next few months. → Read More

An animated map shows how the coronavirus spread through the US, state by state, since the first confirmed case in January

An animated map shows when coronavirus cases were detected in each US state, and how quickly the outbreak has grown. → Read More

This map shows how the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

From the utopian "Yankeedom" to the conservative "Greater Appalachia," looking at these cultures sheds a light on America's political divides. → Read More

Cuomo says 'the worst is over' in New York. But hospitalization rates for New York City's oldest coronavirus patients went up in the last week.

New York City, which reported its first coronavirus case on March 1, now has about 20% of all people infected in the US. → Read More

The US states where the most jobs have been destroyed by the coronavirus crisis, in one map

Unemployment claims between March 15 and April 4, when many cities and states started social distancing, show a dire picture for the jobs market. → Read More

14 jobs requiring a bachelor's degree that might not be around in 10 years

Getting a college degree is an important step in many careers, but not every occupation that requires one is set to grow. → Read More

The 30 highest-paying jobs in America

Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we found the 30 occupations in America with the highest mean annual salaries. → Read More

One chart shows 10 countries' current coronavirus death rates, based on known cases and deaths. Italy's is highest: nearly 10%.

Italy reported 793 coronavirus deaths on Friday: the highest one-day death toll of any nation since the outbreak began. → Read More

One map shows how many coronavirus tests each US state has done so far

New York and Washington, two of the epicenters of the US coronavirus outbreak, have tested higher shares of their populations than other states. → Read More