Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Wallets Are Already On Lockdown: People Pare Spending As Sunbelt Cases Surge

People aren't waiting for governors or mayors to make the decision for them. Real-time data show they cut back on spending when they're worried about being infected with the coronavirus.

Copyright 2020 NPR

Scott Horsley is NPR's Chief Economics Correspondent. He reports on ups and downs in the national economy as well as fault lines between booming and busting communities.