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Consumer Spending and the COVID-19 Pandemic


Abstract: The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic changed consumer spending habits. The January 2021 issue of Page One Economics reviews how people substituted meals purchased at restaurants with meals cooked at home. Also, people traveled less and the demand for hotel services decreased. As a result, both employment and prices declined in the leisure and hospitality industry.

Keywords: COVID-19; consumer spending;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Part of Series: Page One Economics Newsletter

Publication Date: 2020-01-04