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Fishkind Conversations: Economically Uneven Pandemic Effects

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Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

A new report from Florida’s Department of Revenue says taxable sales in December 2020 were a whopping $176 million higher than in December 2019.

It sounds like Florida residents had plenty of money to spend. But as economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston, that’s not really the case – the report simply highlights how the pandemic has nearly wrecked certain parts of the economy, while barely touching others.

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Nicole Darden Creston

About Nicole Darden Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

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 ... Read Full Bio »