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The financial and job-related outlooks of state and local government employees have been widely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey shows, with examples ranging from employees suffering negative financial impacts in their lives to having difficulty adjusting to how the pandemic has forced their job circumstances to change.

Fifty-six percent of the 1,008 state and local government employees surveyed across the nation said that they and their family’s finances have been “negatively” impacted by the pandemic, according to a June-issued report by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence on the survey’s results. Meanwhile, 47% of the employees expect the pandemic’s financial impact to worsen over the next year, according to the report.

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