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Illinois’ poorest hit hardest by covid-19 job loss, many still unemployed

By Vincent Caruso

Illinois Policy

As Illinois tries to rebuild after the worst year for jobs in state history, low-income Illinoisans find themselves even farther behind than others. Job losses suffered during COVID-19 and state-mandated mitigation protocols disproportionately fell on these families.

Jobs were lost by 36% of workers in households earning less than $40,000, according to estimates from the Current Population Survey from February 2020 to when job losses reached their peak in April 2020.

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