COVID-19's Impact on Business
COVID-19 Related Business Data
Below are links to datasets that are or may be freely available to academic researchers. Some data may need to be requested directly from the provider.
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View ideas of where to find COVID-19 related business data.
This is a mix of traditional employment sources (e.g. Department of Labor) and other datasets that have been released in the wake of COVID-19. View a quick primer on interpreting official unemployment figures.
While most of these sites haven't released a raw dataset, it may be possible to get access to the underlying data to use for academic analysis.
U.S. State / Local / Regional Policies
Below are a variety of datasets and reports focused on the movement of people in the US (mostly collected by map-related apps on smartphones).
The following are a selection of data sources for tracking coronavirus cases.
Internet Use & Access
Another area that has seen dramatic changes during the pandemic has been internet use. The following sources provide data on internet usage around the world.
Finding COVID-19 Related Data
Below are some places you can go to browse or search for datasets related to business-focused COVID-19 research.
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For medical and public health information about COVID-19 and its spread, please see other great resources provided by the CDC.
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