The COVID-19 pandemic has led to dramatic swings in the U.S.
labor market and major policy responses. In this time of crisis,
it is important to have the latest evidence on how these events
are affecting vulnerable populations so policymakers can respond
poverty dashboard provides near-real-time poverty
estimates using U.S. Census Bureau data. Authors are updating
this measure on a monthly basis as new data becomes available.
The Census Bureau publishes recurring reports on patterns of
poverty. Because these reports are based on data collected in the
Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), they are not
directly comparable to official poverty statistics drawn from the
Current Population Survey (CPS).