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Life expectancy fell by 1.6 years in the United States in 2020 ; COVID-19 vaccinations have plateaued despite a strong start. Health at a Glance 2021 provides the latest comparable data and trends on the performance of health systems in OECD countries and key emerging economies. Alongside indicator-by-indicator analysis, this edition offers a special chapter on the health impact of COVID-19.
In some countries, employers used job retention programmes to cut hours while allowing workers to keep their pay and jobs; there, it is likely that the full impact of the pandemic is yet to be felt. In other countries, there have been unprecedented increases in unemployment, but many workers will return to their jobs (or to new ones) as economies re-open and activity picks up.
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The United States consume 9.9 litres of pure alcohol per capita per year, roughly equivalent to 2 bottles of wine or 3.8 litres of beer per week per person aged 15 and over. In addition, in the United States, some population groups are at higher risk than others.
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The Skills Outlook Country Profile details key indicators to assess the extent to which the United States is able to provide strong foundations for lifelong learning; promote effective transitions into further education, training and the labour market and engage adults in learning. It also evaluates the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on adult learning and the labour market.