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Fishkind Conversations: A Slow Path Toward Recovery

Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Economic analyst Hank Fishkind is seeing some very early signs that the COVID-19 recession may be reaching its bottom, after US employment plummeted by a historic 20.2 million jobs in April.

But he says any moves toward recovery will be slow and difficult. He tells 90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston that he doesn’t expect the unemployment rates to return to pre-pandemic levels until late 2023.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined Central Florida Public Media in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.