10 States Where Residents Are Financially Hurting the Most – Maryalene LaPonsie

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This story originally appeared on SmartAsset.com. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the personal finances of millions of Americans, making it difficult for many to meet their financial needs and goals. While unemployment has declined by more than half from its high of 14.8% in April 2020, the rate of 6.2% in February 2021 is still almost twice as high as the pre-pandemic rate of 3.5%

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