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Hardship Growing as Pandemic Enters 11th Month, New Census Figures Show

January 8, 2021

A large and growing number of people are struggling to meet basic needs, according to Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey data released this week, and households with children in particular have had trouble affording enough food. The rise in hardship at the close of 2020 likely reflected, in part, weaknesses of the relief packages enacted in the spring, including measures that didn’t last...

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Latest Data: 1 in 3 Adults Having Trouble Paying Expenses

October 7, 2020

Nearly 78 million adults – about 1 in 3 – are having trouble paying for usual household expenses, today’s Census data show. Along with other data showing that hardship has significantly worsened due to COVID-19 and its economic fallout, the figures underscore the...

In Focus: 1 in 3 Adults Had Trouble Paying for Usual Household Expenses in Last 7 Days