The report estimates that 233,000 Asian American small businesses closed from February to April, representing a decline of 28% over the two-month period. Photo by Rich Legg / iStock

Report shows impact of COVID-19 on Asian American labor force

Increasing difference in unemployment, jobless rates between Asians and whites among the findings Released on July 22, 2020, our new report unveils the disparate economic effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Asian Americans, pointing to a critical need in expanding financial relief for all workers to counter the worsening effects of the crisis and […]

Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Riverside County

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a major disruption to the economic system. In the wake of the pandemic, the Federal and state governments are scrambling to offset the negative economic shocks and massive surges in pandemic-related unemployment. Given the unprecedented nature of a modern global pandemic, coupled with the quick spread and dissemination of the […]

Persistent Shortfall and Racial/Class Disparities 2020 Census Self-Response Rate

Because of COVID-19 and other factors, the United States faces the unprecedented challenge of completing the 2020 census enumeration, the once in a decade effort to count every American for critically important political, economic and social reasons. The Census Bureau is winding down the self-response phase of the census, our new brief assesses what progress […]

Jobless During a Global Pandemic

State’s Black, Latino Workers Less Likely to Be Covered by Unemployment Insurance Amid COVID-19UCLA report recommends that California extend economic recovery funding to all workers June 11, 2020 By Eliza Moreno An analysis of unemployment in California at the height of the COVID-19 crisis shows that as many as 22% of Blacks and 26% of […]

Black and Brown Neighborhoods Lack Resources to Shelter-in-Place During COVID19

Our new research brief released today in partnership with UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (UCLA LPPI) shows that over 40 percent of Latino and Black residents in Los Angeles live in neighborhoods that lack basic necessities, making it challenging and unsafe for residents during the shelter-in-place restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The most burdened […]

US Census Response Rates on American Indian Reservations in the 2020 Census and in the 2010 Census

New research by CNK Director, Paul Ong, with Professors Randall Akee and Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear examine the American Indian tribal reservation 2020 Census self-response data and compare it to the 2010 self-response rate. They show that: Only seven tribal reservations have response rates greater than the current national average of 60% response (they are above the […]