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Report Finds Economic Distress Increasing for Tennessee Families


Two in five (43 percent) Tennesseans have lost employment income since March and a growing number of households are having difficulty paying basic expenses, according to The Covid-19 Recession in Tennessee fact sheet ThinkTennessee released today.

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Household Pulse Survey, a new tool designed to rapidly collect and report information about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the report both finds that economic conditions worsened for many Tennessee families between August and December 2020 and highlights important policy levers for state and local...

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