Millions Of Americans Cited COVID For Not Working Last Month

New Census Bureau data reveals millions did not work in December as result of coronavirus
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At a glance

  • Approximately 3 million Americans reported that they did not work last month due to COVID-19, new Census Bureau data shows.
  • A projected 1.9 million non-working adults said that in the month of December, they were either “sick with coronavirus symptoms or caring for someone” with them.
  • Approximately 1 million additional Americans did not work due to concerns “about getting or spreading the coronavirus.”

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