With exactly two weeks to Joe Biden's inauguration day, the unemployment rate in the United States is set to stay above 5%. 

In order to tackle this issue, the US government is taking a number of steps to drive employment rates up.

The first step in overcoming issues caused by COVID-19 will be the vaccine rollout taking place as it will ensure the spur of spending. 

Another plan that the US government is taking to help drag the economy out of the coronavirus pandemic is the rise of infrastructure spending. 

Governments across the country are set to inject a further $46 billion into the economy through roads, school upgrades and social housing.

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia chief executive Adrian Dwyer said all administrations were planning to spend a combined $225 billion on general infrastructure over the next 4 years.

He said, "Infrastructure investment has been firmly placed in the driving seat of this economic recovery".