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Pre-COVID-19, Economic Signs Were Up

Philadelphia Inquirer

September 17, 2020

Philadelphia’s poverty rate fell and its median household income increased in 2019 — economic developments both hailed for moving the city in the right direction, and dismissed as now irrelevant in the age of COVID-19.

Riding the decade-long economic recovery from the Great Recession, the city and surrounding region were making progress until the coronavirus rerouted so many of the up arrows on the financial graphs.

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