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Americans Say Fewer Out of Work Than A Month Ago

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The number of Americans citing lost jobs in their immediate family thanks to the coronavirus has fallen back to the level seen earlier in the crisis.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 32% of American Adults now say they or someone in their immediate family has lost their job because of the coronavirus outbreak. This is down from 40% in mid-April and back to the 32% reported a month earlier. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted May 18-19, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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