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Michigan Workers Among Hardest Hit By Pandemic-Related Income Losses

We’re fifth worst, with 17.8% of workers harmed

Michigan workers have been disproportionately harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 17.8% of the state’s work force in workplaces where salaries and wages were reduced, the fifth-highest percentage in the nation.

The percentage of workers who have been harmed was higher in Hawaii, Nevada, Georgia and Washington, D.C. The least-affected state was Idaho, with 6.7% of workers experiencing a pay cut.

The figures come from a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey of the nation’s businesses.

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