When It Comes To Economic Suffering, Some Parts Of The U.S. Are Feeling It Far More Than Others

Michael Snyder – The Economic Collapse July 26, 2020

2020 has been a very tough year for the U.S. as a whole, but some portions of the country have been hit much harder than others.  For example, if you live in a rural area that hasn’t seen any civil unrest and that hasn’t been hit very hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the way that you are living your life now may seem nearly unchanged from the way you were living your life in 2019.  But if you live in an urban area that has experienced endless protests and rioting and that has seen COVID-19 sweep through local neighborhoods like wildfire, your life in 2020 may look radically different from the way it looked in 2019.  Unfortunately, conditions in our largest cities are not likely to improve dramatically any time soon.

But many people that live in rural communities are feeling pretty good about things right now.  Even though more than 52 million Americans have filed new claims for unemployment benefits over the last 18 weeks, the official unemployment rate in many rural counties is still in the single digits.

I know that may be difficult to believe, but that is what the numbers tell us.

Sadly, in many of our largest cities it is a completely different story.  New York City was one of the early epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, and many of us will never forget watching video footage of the looting that took place in the heart of Manhattan earlier this year.  As a result of all of this chaos, the unemployment rate in the state as a whole is nearly twice the national average

New York’s unemployment rate rose to 20.4% last month, according to state-level data issued Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that detailed figures for some large metro areas. That’s up from 18.3% in May and 15% in April.

We see a very similar story when we look at the city of Los Angeles.

Thanks to COVID-19 and endless civil unrest, the official unemployment rate in the city is hovering near 20 percent

Los Angeles, the second-largest U.S. city, has seen a similar level of joblessness.

Its unemployment rate recovered slightly in June but remains startlingly high — at 19.5%, versus 20.6% in May, according to data published Friday by California’s Employment Development Department.

Unfortunately, it appears that the COVID-19 pandemic and the violence in our major cities are both going to be with us for the foreseeable future.

Some people think that the civil unrest will disappear if Joe Biden wins in November, but I do not believe that is the case.  Nearly all of the major cities where the violence is happening are controlled by radical Democrats, and those radical Democrats have been completely unable to control the riots.  To the protesters, Republicans and Democrats are both two sides of the same coin and are both responsible for the injustices in our society, and they are not going to give up on their goals just because a moderate Democrat like Joe Biden wins the election.

At this point, millions upon millions of Americans are sticking closer to home these days because of COVID-19 and all the unrest, and this has been particularly devastating for the leisure and hospitality industries

The unemployment rate in the leisure and hospitality industries, including restaurants, soared from 5.7% in February to 39.3% in April, and in June was still at an unprecedented 28.9%. By comparison, the overall unemployment rate is 11.1%, and no other industry comes close to restaurants’ level.

The restaurant industry employed nearly 9.2 million people in June, almost 3 million more than in April but still 25% below where it was in February. Anecdotally, though, restaurant workers—even those who’ve spent decades in the industry—say they’re looking to get out. The line of work that had been stable, geographically flexible, reliable and largely safe for generations is no more, they say.

As I discussed the other day, we have already lost thousands upon thousands of small and independent restaurants, and this “restaurant apocalypse” is only going to get worse with each passing month.

Moving forward, some cities may never be the same again.  In Las Vegas, the official unemployment rate recently hit 29 percent, and everyone agrees that tourism will never recover until the pandemic ends.

If this pandemic stretches on for several years, many of those unemployed workers will be forced to abandon the city entirely in order to find work elsewhere.

Sadly, competition for the few good jobs that are available will become increasingly fierce, and this will result in millions of Americans falling out of the middle class.

And we are starting to see some numbers that indicate that this process is already moving along very quickly.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “24 million Americans say they have little to no chance of being able to pay next month’s rent”.

Just think about that.

We never saw anything like this during the last recession, and the Census Bureau says that things are particular dire for Black and Hispanic renters

This month, nearly 28% of Black renters say they haven’t paid last month’s rent, and about 46% say they have slight or no confidence they’ll be able to pay next month’s rent, according to figures from the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey. Hispanic renters face similar economic strain: 22% say they missed last month’s rent and 46% fear they won’t make rent next month.

Those numbers are simply eye-popping.  As people increasingly get behind on their bills, the cries for more direct government assistance will become deafening, and it appears that Republicans and Democrats in Congress both want to pass yet another stimulus bill.

Of course that will mean borrowing and spending more gigantic piles of money that we do not currently have, but at this point most Americans do not seem to care that we are literally completely destroying our financial future.

For such a long time, I warned that the next economic downturn would be worse than the last recession, and that has turned out to be precisely correct.

And what we are experiencing right now will pale in comparison to what is eventually coming.

But for most people, the only thing that seems to matter is what is happening here and now.

And at this moment we are seeing tremendous economic suffering in major cities all over the nation, and in an election year very few of our politicians want to be the “bad guy” that says that we can’t hand out “free money” to everyone.

So our currency will continue to be rapidly devalued, our debt levels will continue to explode, and we shall get to see where this relentless march toward socialism takes us.

About the Author: I am a voice crying out for change in a society that generally seems content to stay asleep. My name is Michael Snyder and I am the publisher of The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe. I have written four books that are available on Amazon.com including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned) By purchasing those books you help to support my work. I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but due to government regulations I need those that republish my articles to include this “About the Author” section with each article. In order to comply with those government regulations, I need to tell you that the controversial opinions in this article are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the websites where my work is republished. The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial or health decisions. Those responding to this article by making comments are solely responsible for their viewpoints, and those viewpoints do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of Michael Snyder or the operators of the websites where my work is republished. I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook and Twitter, and any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as we possibly can.



5 responses to “When It Comes To Economic Suffering, Some Parts Of The U.S. Are Feeling It Far More Than Others”

  1. I was watching YouTube CheapRVLiving yesterday. Bob released two videos about people getting eviction notices & about how to plan to move into your car, SUV, van, or if you are very lucky an RV/motorhome.

    27 million could fail to make next month’s rent payment. The fact is, countless millions have already defaulted on their rent payments. Bob Wells was handing out the same advice after 2008. Before Covid, the US had nearly 100 million working-age were not in any paid work. Last year 40 million Americans were on food stamps and here in the UK, bonkers Boris wants the sheeple to get fit and lose weight while they visit the local food bank. The BBC just peddles the regime’s ideas without the slightest reference to reality. When was the last time you heard the BBC mention food poverty and food banks during and major news or current affairs program? Food poverty and families living in one room is the new normal… how do they socially distance?

  2. Escape From Jew York !! Run, don’t walk !

  3. The suffering is going to spread like wildfire and engulf the nation like no one can even imagine. Michael Synder a “Christian” will NEVER frame the situation in any real terms. This crypto Jew is spreading disinfo. What is really going on? Jews are in a race war with all other races especially white people, who they want dead.

    A disaster is brewing that will be epic, on the scale of Biblical. Peoples faith will be tested, as the USofA goes down into an economic collapse never seen before in history. The entire system is being shut down including schools, all on a media generated covid hoax.

    Whites are being genocided, and there is little hope for them, so there are very feeble attempts here and there trying to raise esprit de corps amonst white folk to stand up for themselves and fight back.

    The election of Trump was seen as a victory for white people, but it actually was a huge disaster as Trump is a slavish whore of Israel, gives them everything they want, and will not publicly defend whites.

    Many say Trump is really a Jew, so that explains his behavior.

    Talmudic supremacists (fake Jews) have decided they must get rid of white people as they have the smarts to challenge their planetary rule. Since these people run the media and hollywood, it is easy for them to demonize whites, set up black BLM to attack whites, etc.

    They want to rule the world from Jerusalem and have embarked on an aggressive campaign of Greater Israel, and the USA has gone along with this including the 9112001 false flag and spent trillions bombing the Arabs into the stone age.

    Part of this Jewish supremacy campaign is to rid the earth of whites. To get rid of european whites on both continents they are bring in millions of africans and other races then encouraging these immigrants to breed with the white women.

    Many of these peoples are fleeing the Jewish instigated wars in the Middle East, and the Soros group has no problem bringing in sub saharan blacks and sticking hundreds of thousands of them in all white Boise and Minneapolis, which is very cruel to blacks who have DNA for hot climes and cruel to the gentle (Gentiles) white folk who have no idea how to handle violent slacker blacks from the third world.

    Since they own the magazines and movies and television this is easy to do, plus all the pop music stars tatooed and sleeping with sleek black men. A major coup was getting supermodel Heidi Klum to crossbreed with Seal making mud babies. This is programming for all the young white girls to do the same, virtue signal, etc.

    This psyop, which is promoted via all media streams, is very effective as millions of white women are single moms with brown/black offspring admixutures. It is common on the west coast cities to see tatooed single white moms with brown-black half breed children.

    Yeah, those mudbrids are so cool, a product of Harvey Pigstein programming, tatooed white slut single moms with unknown fathers from a mixed race sex party.

    This is the plan being implemented, by 2050 whites will be a small minority is USA mud kingdom runs by lbgtq marxists. I predict that loud mouth AOC will soon be the speaker of the house, once the old bag pelosi retires next year. If you think it is bad now, well buster you aint seen nothin yet. Wait until AOC is speaker. Loonie tunes running the sinking Titanic.



    Gold to go to the moon as investors see Trump lagging in the polls. Current Biden is slated for a big win. Trump completely alienated his base except for the loonie Evangelicals who want WW3 and apocalypse in Israel.

    So much damage has been done by the Federal Reserve that no recovery is possible. The nation has hundreds of billions of debt while everyone is being laid off, most states are looking at a 50% eviction rate. Holy God how are you going to fix that?

    nationwide by state rent statista evictions chart:

    Everyone will be vaccinated with gates of hell chips. In the near future anyone who resists will be hunted down like dogs in hunger games. Those movies are predictive programming targeting the white population slated for extinction.

    BTW military intelligence websites like http://www.deagel.com/country/forecast.aspx are forecasting a gigantic drop in USA pop. Note the decline of 200 million is the white pop in USA.

    I found Snyder’s article boring. He hasn’t a clue, and why he is constantly featured is beyond me. Quoting current statistics is tiresome, our heads are so full of numbers what do any of these figures mean? Well they are past events, the future is coming like a freight train and those numbers mean nothing.

  4. Yukon Jack You are exactly right. People for most part are still asleep to what is and has been taking place. It’s so frustrating to explain this to people only to get laughed at

  5. The states that are suffering have a Democrat governor.