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Fishkind Conversations: COVID-19 Threatens Economic Recovery

Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

US employment jumped 943,000 last week, a sign of strong economic growth, or so it may seem.

But economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston that the COVID-19 surge poses a big risk to the economy, especially here in Florida, since the economic recovery is incomplete.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.