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 The epidemic, now in its early second year, has had a significant and unequal impact on the financial well-being of Americans.

While some have lost jobs and incomes, some have prospered. According to the findings of a new nationwide survey by the Pew Research Center, the likelihood of coming to camp varies by income, age, race, or gender.

For example, 44% of those surveyed said they or someone in their household had lost a job or had a pay cut since February 2020. Low-income adults (49%), young adults (61%), Hispanics (58%), and Asian Americans (54%) were among those who experienced one or both earnings hits.

Meanwhile, women (5 %%), young adults (3 %%), and low-income households are more likely to say they will have to pay off for unpaid time for family or medical reasons.

On the flip side, the Pew survey also found that only one-third of all employed workers got a higher-paying job or increase (31%) or earned more money by working longer hours or more hours (23%).

When results were broken down by income levels, about 30% of low-income workers reported earning more money by spending more time or more. Only 24% of middle-income workers and 15% of high-income workers said.

Men (32%), young adults (47%), and high-income earners (33%) were among those who reported finding or finding a job.

A saving blessing for some and a long climb for others

For many, the silver lining of the epidemic - especially those who work from home - is their ability to save more money by eliminating many of the common costs associated with going out or traveling. Overall, 42% of those surveyed said they were spending less money than usual.

This has led to better savings, disproportionately higher-income households. A third of these households (5%) reported higher-than-normal savings, compared to only 16% of low-income households.

When it comes to one's overall economic situation, 30% said it has improved, while 21% said it has gotten worse since February last year.

But upper folks people were saying that high-income people are on the brink of division, their family's financial situation is better today than a year ago. 39% of middle-income households and 22% of low-income households expressed sentiment.

In contrast, low-income adults (31%) said their financial situation was worse, while those with higher incomes (11%) were less likely.

Looking ahead, the negative economic effects of the epidemic extend to many.

the Americans who have suffered economically in the past year, 26% expect it to take three to five years for their finances to return to where they were before Covid Track. Another 6% say it could take up to a decade. And 12% expect they will never recover.