Half of Lower-Income Americans Report Coronavirus-Related Household Job or Wage Loss

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Many Americans have experienced a household job or wage loss due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the last month and a half as over 26 million people have filed for unemployment. According to a new Pew Research Center survey, lower-income adults are experiencing a greater economic impact than adults with higher income levels, a group that already felt financial pressure before the pandemic claimed the United States. While 43 percent of adults report that they or someone in their household has lost a job or taken a pay cut due to COVID-19, this percentage increases to 52 percent among lower-income adults. 

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