During this unprecedented time, the CRR is on the case. Consistent with our mission, we are exploring how COVID-19 will impact retirement security from all angles. Our current resources are below.
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Economic and Health Data
Companies That Have Suspended Their 401(k) Match 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 and 2020, by Gender and Age
Change in Unemployment Rate During Recessions, since the Great Depression
Unemployment Rate since the Great Depression
Other Data Resources
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (enacted 3/11/21)
Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (enacted 12/27/20)
Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (enacted 4/24/20)
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (enacted 3/27/20)
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (enacted 3/18/20)
Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (enacted 3/6/20)
How Have Older Workers Fared During the COVID-19 Recession?
COVID-19 Is Not a Retirement Story
2020 Public Plan Investment Update and COVID-19 Market Volatility
The Status of Local Government Pension Plans in the Midst of COVID-19
How Widespread Unemployment Might Affect Retirement Security
How Exposed Are Retirement Savings to Market Risk?
Can Older Workers Work from Home?
2020 Update: Market Decline Worsens the Outlook for Public Plans
Squared Away by CRR Blogger Kim Blanton
Video: Grandparents as Substitute Parents (3/16/21)
Billionaires Got Much Richer in Pandemic (2/11/21)
CARES Act’s Loan Forbearance is Working (2/4/21)
Struggling Workers’ Financial Woes Mount (1/21/21)
Video Documents Nursing Home Tragedy (12/22/20)
Video: Young Adults Share Career Setbacks (12/8/20)
Caring for a Parent Can Take Financial Toll (12/1/20)
Cognitive Decline Meets COVID-19 Scams (10/22/20)
Video: Boomers in RVs Seek Job, Security (10/8/20)
More Gen-Zers are Living with Parents (9/24/20)
MarketWatch by CRR Director Alicia H. Munnell
To What Extent will Working from Home Continue? (5/3/21)
Has COVID-19 Pushed More People Into Retirement? (4/20/21)
COVID $1.9 Trillion Package Temporarily Expands Earned-Income Tax Credit (3/30/21)
Critics Leap on Aid to Multiemployer Pension Plans (3/23/21)
Has COVID-19 Really Affected Life Expectancy? (3/1/21)
Few 401(k) Participants Changed Portfolio Allocation When Market Tanked (2/23/21)
What’s Happening to State and Local Government Finances? (2/1/21)
COVID Pressured Some Employers to Suspend their 401(k) Match (1/12/21)
COVID-19 is Not a Retirement Story (12/22/20)
How Has COVID-19 Affected Older Workers? (11/30/20)
CRR in the News
CNBC: “Why Some Older Workers Fared Worse During COVID-19 Than the Great Recession” (5/3/21)
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)
Reuters: “Retirements, Layoffs, Labor Force Flight May Leave Scars on U.S Economy” (9/14/20)
Yahoo Finance: “‘Over Half’ of Older Workers Don’t Have Jobs That Can Be Bone Remotely” (9/9/20)
The New York Times: “With Adult Children Home, Now’s the Time: Talk About Your Money” (9/6/20)
CRR Research on the 2008-2009 Recession
The Effects of the Great Recession on the Retirement Security of Older Workers
Are Retirement Savings Too Exposed to Market Risk?
The Financial Crisis and Private Defined Benefit Plans
The Financial Crisis and State/Local Defined Benefit Plans
Recessions and Older Workers
The National Retirement Risk Index: After The Crash
Why Did Some Employers Suspend Their 401(k) Match?
401(k) Plans in 2010: An Update from the SCF
Who Claimed Social Security Early Due to the Great 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 May 7, 2021.