A previously unknown strain of Coronavirus broke out in Wuhan City in China's Hubei province. Despite containment efforts in the year, the disease continued to spread worldwide, and become a global pandemic by March 2020. As of May, the spread has abated in a few countries, but the number of cases worldwide continues to grow.
The 2020 United State presidential election is will be held on November 3, 2020. Voters across the fifty states and the District of Columbia will elect 538 electors to the electoral college to pick the next president of the US.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the US Department of Labor produces a monthly report on the state of the United States employment situation. The total number of jobs created or lost and the overall unemployment rate are widely reported indicators of the state of US economy.