A dramatic drop in hotel stays, elective surgeries and dining out since the coronavirus outbreak in February is driving a recession that is unlike every other since the Great Depression.

Prior downturns were largely led by lower spending on such things as cars, houses, and factories while this one is hitting the service industries. That change has meant Latino and Hispanic workers are being particularly hard hit, and economists expect the jobs recovery to be slow and halting as Covid-19 cases accelerate around the country….

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