Oct 30, 2020

> How exactly is the ship sinking?

I genuinely don't understand if this question is legit. Are you seriously living under a rock?

Covid: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

Unemployemnt: https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf

Lifexpectancy: https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/chart-collection/u-s-lif...

Education: https://hechingerreport.org/what-2018-pisa-international-ran...

Deficits (please pay attention to Republican terms vs Democratic terms) https://datalab.usaspending.gov/americas-finance-guide/defic...

US incarceration rate: https://www.sentencingproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08...

And I'll leave US racism, US supreme court politics, US voter suppression as an exercise (an exercise that I'm not sure you will pass since you appear to think America has been just fine lately)

Jul 16, 2020

You can get exact numbers in table form here: https://oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/wkclaims/report.asp

The latest jobs report, which has a graph of the year's data, is here: https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf

The numbers here are basically on an exponential decay curve from ~6M new claims in the last week of March. (FWIW, the pre-2020 record for new weekly claims, seasonally adjusted, was ~700k in 1982--we broke that in March and haven't stopped breaking it since).

Jul 16, 2020

The source of this figure is here and includes graphs that can help put the numbers in perspective:

https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf