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The Delta variant is causing many Americans to lose income. Here's what to do if you're one of them
Sep 18, 2021 | CNBC
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As the Delta variant has wound its way through the U.S., signs show it is also hitting the wallets of some Americans.

A new report from Morning Consult finds that the Delta variant is spurring pay or income losses that have not yet shown up in the weekly unemployment insurance claims data.

That is according to its weekly Lost Pay/Income Tracker, which measures the share of U.S. adults who are currently experiencing income and pay losses.

The tracker was established in April 2020, and asks an average of 20,000 adults each week whether they are experiencing lost pay or income.

The latest results are pointing to increased financial strain among workers. For the week ending Sept. 11, the share reporting lost pay or income has risen to 13%. That's up from a pandemic low of 11.4% for the week ending Aug. 14.

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