CENSUS BUREAU FINDS OVER HALF OF US HOUSEHOLDS LOST INCOME DURING PANDEMIC
Since March 13, 47% of adults say they or another adult in their home have lost employment income, while 39% say they're expecting their households to earn less from work over the next four weeks. With the first of the month coming in less than two weeks, more than a fifth of adults report they have just slight or no confidence in their ability to make their next rent or mortgage payment on time. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a hit in the paychecks of close to half of U.S. households, the Census Bureau says.
The findings come from a new weekly survey the bureau rolled out last month to try to gauge how the outbreak is altering lives in the U.S. More than two months into the pandemic, the first set of results of the Household Pulse Survey released Wednesday help illustrate how the coronavirus is taking a toll on people's health as most of the country continues to shelter at home.