About Half of Lower-Income Americans Report Household Job or Wage Loss Due to COVID-19

The Pew Research Center reports the results of their national survey of U.S. adults conducted in early April 2020. They find that the economic toll from COVID-19 is hitting lower-income adults harder than their middle- and upperincome peers. While 43% of adults overall said that they or someone in their household has either lost a job or taken a pay cut due to the pandemic, this share was 52% among lower-income adults. When stratified by age, race/ethnicity, and educational attainment, results show higher shares of household job loss or pay cuts among those identifying as Black, Hispanic, young adults (ages 18-29), and those with a high school education or less. #covid-19 #workforce

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