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Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (May 29, 2020)

The reports this week are still largely negative although some glimmers of hope are apparent. While new weekly unemployment claims are still 10 times what they were pre-pandemic, they are trending lower and continuing claims declined for the first...

The Chemical Industry’s Response to a Crisis while in Crisis

We often forget how vital the chemical industry is to our well-being, safety and daily lives. The stigma around the issue of plastics waste in the environment often overshadows...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (May 22, 2020)

The reports this week were again negative. Although jobless claims fell for the seventh week they are still at high levels, resulting in 25.1 million, an insured unemployment rate of 17.2% for the week. Despite being designated an essential industry...

New Video: Energy & American Chemistry

Start your car or flip on a light switch, and everyone thinks “energy.” It’s equally important to U.S. chemical manufacturing. From the industry’s earliest days, chemistry companies have used...

Industry Leaders Call on Congress to Save Chemical Security Program

Policymakers are struggling to find solutions to address one of the biggest threats that our country has ever faced – the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there is another threat to...