Business Insider – The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the US economy. Despite three months of relatively good jobs growth, nearly 13 million fewer Americans had a job in July than in February, before the outbreak began.

Workers in more vulnerable groups, like those without a high-school diploma and those working in certain lower-wage industries, have been hit especially hard.

These groups — and the US economy in general — are also especially in need of a stronger safety net, which the government stopped providing at the end of July when large parts of the stimulus package from March expired.

See five charts that show how the most vulnerable workers have been disproportionately affected at Business Insider.





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