By the Numbers: Pandemic pain hits hard in America's largest cities

A new survey shows half of households in America’s four largest cities report serious financial problems during the pandemic.
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The economic pain being felt in for America's largest cities New York Los Angeles Chicago and Houston. And a new report by NPR the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and harbors TH Chan school of public health. Here's what that report found by the numbers. 50% or more households in these four cities say they now face serious financial problems ranging from depleted savings to serious problems paying rent and health care bills. It is highest in Houston where 63%. Report they're having serious financial troubles. And 50% or more households in New York LA Chicago and Houston report that someone in their household has lost their job. Been furloughed or lost wages or hours since the pandemic began in LA 61%. Say this is the case. And look at these four cities altogether at least 19% of households say someone in their home hasn't been able to get the medical care that they need. For a serious problem. Sadly the financial picture appears especially grim in many black and Latino communities. For example 81% of black households in Houston say they face serious financial struggles. And it's 69%. In Chicago 77%. Of Houston's Latino households say the same. With its 73%. In New York City.

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