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HuffPost reporter explains how COVID-19 recession is fueling inequality

HuffPost senior reporter Zach Carter broke down a Washington Post analysis on the coronavirus pandemic's effects on lower-income Americans during a Thursday appearance on Hill.TV's "Rising."

Speaking with co-hosts Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, Carter noted that many of the jobs lost during the pandemic as a result of businesses being forced to close or cut costs tended to be the companies' lowest-paying positions.

"The jobs that have disappeared and have not come back are generally jobs that didn't pay very well in to begin with," Carter told Hill.TV. "So the people who've been hit hardest are the people who worked those jobs.

"That was not a huge surprise, but what really did surprise me is how it differed from previous recessions," he continued. "I studied the [2008] financial crisis ... this one is so much worse than that one was ... The jobs for low-income people are just not coming back right now."

Watch Carter's interview in part above.