States with most people in Covid-linked financial hardship
With the unemployment rate at 8.4% and Americans still waiting for another Covid-19 relief package, WalletHub released its report on the States with the Most People in Financial Distress During COVID-19, along with accompanying videos and audio files.
In order to shed light on the financial troubles experienced by people across the U.S., and to show where those difficulties are most pronounced, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across nine key metrics. Its data set includes factors like the average credit score, the change in the number of bankruptcy filings between July and January, and the share of people with accounts in distress. WalletHub defines an account in distress as one which either is in forbearance or has its payments deferred.
|Most Distressed||Least Distressed|
|1. Louisiana||42. Nebraska|
|2. Nevada||43. Connecticut|
|3. Indiana||44. North Dakota|
|4. Oklahoma||45. Minnesota|
|5. Florida||46. Oregon|
|6. Texas||47. New Hampshire|
|7. South Carolina||48. Alaska|
|8. Kansas||49. Massachusetts|
|9. District of Columbia||50. Montana|
|10. New York||51. Vermont|
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