Recent U.S. Census Bureau analysis combining their experimental Household and Small Business Pulse surveys finds that self-employed workers have faced the greatest economic hardships. Their analysis considered the hardest-hit states—where 25 percent or more of businesses closed temporarily—and found that in these most-affected states, 13.9 percent of self-employed workers had received food support like free meals or groceries in the last week. For workers who were not self-employed, 8.7 percent reported these resources. Additionally, single adults and younger adults who were self-employed in the hardest-hit states were more likely to report experiencing food insufficiency than their married and older counterparts. #workforce #foodsecurity #covid-19
Self-employed workers hit hardest by pandemic-related downturns
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