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Fishkind Conversations: FL’s Pandemic Economy And Ways To Improve It

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Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

The latest Pulse Report from the Census Bureau documents the damage the pandemic has done to the U.S. and Florida economies. But WMFE’s economist Dr. Hank Fishkind says the report also points to some pathways for recovery.

More than half of U.S. respondents reported a loss in employment, 12 percent were food insecure, and more than 25 percent were facing housing worries. WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston asked Fishkind how the Sunshine State is faring.

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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 »