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Everyone Feels Like They’re Being Left Out of the Global Pandemic Recovery

A new global survey shows a gap in perceptions between overall economic activity and individuals’ personal finances. 

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Photographer: Amir Hamja/Bloomberg

Stock markets are surging. More job openings are being posted. The global economy is generally on the up. But people around the world aren’t feeling that way themselves.

A survey found that 77% of people in 27 countries say their own finances are the same or getting worse, even as 70% of them say their country’s economy is weak but better now than in 2020.