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Lockdowns causing devastating damage to poorer Americans

May 22, 2020 by Richard Moore

Pandemic lockdowns across the U.S. that have caused businesses to be closed, jobs to be lost, and unemployment to skyrocket are taking their heaviest toll on poorer Americans, a new survey from the Federal Reserve Board shows.

That’s nothing new — downturns usually impact the poorest of the population the most. But the extent of the economic decline among those with lower incomes because of virus-compelled economic shutdowns is eye-popping.

The overall statistics are bad enough...

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