Unequal America: Ten insights on the state of economic opportunity

– The inaugural McKinsey American Opportunity Survey spotlights Americans’ views on economic opportunity, the obstacles they face, and the path ahead to create a more inclusive economy.

Black-owned businesses face an unequal path to recovery

– As the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates systemic inequities, entrepreneurs also face the fallout of America’s racial reckoning.

Job Progression Tool: Bringing job insights to the front line

The Job Progression Tool supports job seekers without a four-year college degree move to more resilient, in-demand, higher-wage occupations.

Unlocking experience-based job progressions for millions of workers

– Millions of US workers without four-year college degrees are unemployed. Novel data analytics reveal opportunities for them to attain better jobs than they had before the pandemic if there’s action to build a more inclusive economy.

What we lose when we lose women in the workforce

– A record number of women have left the US workforce during the COVID-19 crisis. A policy expert and former HR executive discuss the long-term effects—and their own experiences.

Public Health


COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Explore the global rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations in comparison to the impact of cases.

How might the COVID-19 pandemic end?

– Experts in healthcare, commerce, security, and more discuss new approaches to address the pandemic when vaccination alone may not be enough and the enduring costs of the crisis continue to rise.

Finding solidarity in an effort to vaccinate the world

– Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, strengthens ties with partners to help increase global immunity in the context of COVID-19.

How Americans report feeling about COVID-19 vaccinations

In the latest update, fewer Americans report feeling less ‘cautious’ about receiving a vaccine while the number of respondents saying they are unlikely to receive a vaccine remains constant.

How COVID-19 has changed the way US consumers think about healthcare

– Taking five actions can help US healthcare payers and providers improve their engagement with consumers.



How employees feel about returning to on-site work

Explore what employees have to say about the return to on-site work and what policies may help increase productivity and employee wellbeing.
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What’s next for consumers, workers, and companies in the post-COVID-19 recovery

– Many changes in business models and consumer behavior during the pandemic will stick, but action will be needed to ensure the rebound is not uneven.

Elevating digital customer experience in the next normal

– Designing great customer experiences is getting easier with the rise of predictive analytics—especially now that the pandemic has driven more of us online than ever before.

Better bosses: Changing the way we lead postpandemic

– Good bosses matter—now more than ever. Here are a few ways to cultivate better leadership at scale and be better leaders ourselves.

Fit for the postpandemic future: Unilever’s Leena Nair on reinventing how we work

– As chief human resources officer, responsible for 150,000 Unilever employees, Leena Nair prepares for the future of work by focusing on both the care of people and the competitiveness of the business.


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Educating K–12 students amid COVID-19: The parental perspective

American parents paint a wide-ranging picture of how the pandemic has impacted their school-aged children, and offer clues on how to reset and recover.

Test your ideas on how postpandemic consumers may behave

Explore consumer spending trends during the pandemic and draw your predictions of what happens next. Then take our interactive stickiness test to reveal what behaviors may or may not stick when the pandemic ends.

An unequal recovery: Disparities in US unemployment

Explore the disproportional affect of US unemployment rates across demographic segments.

Response Tools

COVID-19 response tool hub

Resources to help government, business, and healthcare leaders navigate the COVID-19 crisis.


We are a proud partner of the Rework America Alliance, an innovative nationwide initiative led by the Markle Foundation to help workers emerge from this crisis stronger. The Alliance aims to help millions of workers, regardless of formal education, move into good jobs in the digital economy by accelerating the development of a more effective system of worker training aligned specifically to jobs that employers will need to fill.


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Will new digital habits stick in our post-pandemic world? Meet a researcher who’s finding out.

– As the world begins to open, consumers are reducing their time online. Neira Hajro is helping businesses understand how to retain these customers.
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For World Immunization Week, reflections on the fight against infectious disease

– Our decades-long history in vaccine work, how we’re helping today, and what our vaccines leaders see going forward
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How green waste management led to COVID-19 relief in Buenos Aires

– The story of an effort to feed waste workers that became an initiative to adapt to pandemic conditions and help prevent the spread of the virus.

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