U.S. Consumer News and Business Channel recently pointed out that the U.S. economy has been damaged due to the uncontrolled COVID-19 epidemic in the United States, which quickly pushed millions of people into unemployment.
The ordinary people of the United States are facing poverty and despair.
The article points out that from the summer of 2020 to the end of 2020, nearly 8 million people in the United States fell into poverty. Savings of many people, especially the lowest income earners, are decreasing or disappearing.
More and more unemployed people say they don’t have enough food. Millions of families owe thousands of rent and utilities and face the possibility of forced evictions from their homes.
Bill McCamley, the New Mexico official in charge of managing unemployment benefits, said in an interview that he received daily emails about forced evictions and unsustainable families.
Klein East, an economics expert at the University of Colorado, believes that the lack of food faced by people has reached the highest level in American history.
East and David Simon, an economics expert from the University of Connecticut, also pointed out in a recent paper that the data show that although there are relief measures such as unemployment benefits and food stamps for the unemployed, these measures can only make up for about 19% of the unemployed’ previous average wages.
A paper published by the Center for Poverty and Social Policy Research at Columbia University also pointed out that in November 2020, nearly 16% of Americans, about 52 million people, were in poverty.
The paper pointed out that “poverty is hitting families in every state, every county, and every town in the United States. No place is spared.”