David Wagner, Business And Economy Reporter

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Updated August 2020

The Southern California economy has been fundamentally reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic. Many workers who had been struggling to make ends meet are now unemployed.

The virus has touched every corner of Los Angeles, but the economic fallout is hurting some communities more than others. I tell the stories of these Angelenos, their struggles and how they survive. I share information that can help people on their path to greater stability.