PPP Money Abounded—but Some Got It Faster Than Others | Wall Street Journal

October 06, 2020
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On October 6, 2020, the D.C. Policy Center’s Executive Director, Yesim Sayin Taylor, was quoted by the Wall Street Journal:

Already, the unemployment rate in Washington’s Wards 7 and 8, the areas east of the Anacostia, surged to 14.2% and 18.4% in August, respectively, compared with 9.3% and 12.5% a year earlier, according to D.C. government data. In Ward 2, which includes the city’s central business district, the August jobless rate was 4.7%, compared with 3.8% a year earlier.

“I’m very concerned about businesses closing,“ said Yesim Sayin Taylor, founding executive director of the D.C. Policy Center, a think tank. “If you are losing your team, your bank connections and your line of credit, it’s hard to bounce back.”

Read more: PPP Money Abounded—but Some Got It Faster Than Others | Wall Street Journal

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