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How The Market Is Doing One Year After COVID Hit Idaho


One year ago, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Soon after that March 2020 event, the stock market plummeted and there were widespread concerns of a recession, or possibly a depression.

But it turned out that Wall Street would thrive during the pandemic, bouncing back quickly from the March slump and then rising to an all-time high in February 2021. At the same time millions of people lost their jobs and unemployment remains above 6%.

As part of our look back on one year of COVID-19 in Idaho, we're taking a look at what we learned over the last 12 months when it comes to the financial markets in a pandemic. Idaho Matters checks in with Boise native Jason Norris with Ferguson Wellman Capital Management to tell us more.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.