Families with children in the United States are under severe economic pressure and are more likely to need to use savings, rent arrears or insufficient food during the new coronavirus pandemic, especially single parent families, according to a report released by the New York Federal Reserve on Thursday. < p > < p > according to the Federal Reserve report, the proportion of single parent families losing jobs, income and health insurance is higher than that of other families with children. For example, 23.2% of single parent families said that their parents faced permanent or temporary layoffs in May or June, much higher than the average of 12.9% for families with children and 9.2% for families without children. Single parent families are also more likely to rely on the help of friends, family members and food banks during the epidemic. 34.1% of single parent families said they were receiving food stamps, nearly three times the average of 13.1% of families with children. < / P > < p > many single parent families say they are making ends meet, even with help. About 11.5% of single parent families said that they had difficulty finding enough food or that their children sometimes went hungry.