A whole LOT of America stayed home….
(A lot are still close to home)
For six weeks people only brought food and paper goods mostly….
Retail stores where closed and most only operated on line….
Small business , which the IS most of the American economy, closed down…
A LOT of those businesses will never come back….
They won’t get the government stimulus money the big guys have gotten…
America’s economy HAS shrunk….
The April figure reflects the weeks in which most states were still shut down. Last month, 20.5 million people abruptly lost their jobs and the national unemployment rate jumped to 14.7 percent, the highest level since the Great Depression.