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Nearly 10% of families struggled with unemployment in 2020

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(CNN) -- It's been known for a long time that the coronavirus pandemic obliterated the U.S. labor market in 2020, but on Wednesday the government added a bit more detail.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 10 percent of American families struggled with unemployment last year.

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To be precise, 9.8 percent of U.S. families had at least one unemployed family member in 2020.

That was double the number from 2019, when 4.9 percent of families coped with unemployment.

In total, 8.1 million families experienced a job loss last year.

White families were the least likely to have an unemployed member at 9 percent, while Hispanic families were the most likely at just over 14 percent.

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