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LA's Economic 'New Normal' Includes A Whole Lot of Pain

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COVID-19 has remade the Los Angeles economy. Millions of people are out of work in the region. Businesses are struggling to hang on and Angelenos who are still working don't know how much longer they will have a job.

Even as stay-at-home restrictions are eased and the local economy reopens, it's far from business as usual. Shoppers, diners and tourists are all staying home. City governments are facing depleted coffers and slashing budget forecasts.

Our SoCal Economic Stress Tracker addresses the pandemic's strain on the workforce and L.A. city government. It’s a visual, data-driven deep dive into our shared economic pain.


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