COVID-19's Impact On Personal Finances And The Economy

Apr 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered at least a quarter of the U.S. economy, costing more than 16 million jobs, nearly twice the jobless rate during the great recession.

More than 696,000 Ohioans joined those ranks in the last three weeks alone.

Stocks show sputtering recovery after the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 23% last week to close out its worst quarter since 1987.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: How the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the economy and where we go from here.


  • Richard Cordray, first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and author of Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy and Our Democracy
  • Mark Williams, business reporter, Columbus Dispatch
  • Bill Lafayette, owner and economist, Regionomics, LLC