Sorry it has hit you. It will get worse.
Purposeful destruction of the economy, and we've not seen anything yet. Take a look around at all the grants being awarded to corporations locally btw... Thst is a big part of it. Cleverly disguised as "economic development" and "sustainability".
Please, if you are not aware - well aware - enough to see it almost every time you pick up a newspaper... do some research. Democratsagainstagenda21.com is a very good resource. Rosa Koire. There are others, but IMO she is easily understood and has pulled it together well. Watch her videos.
Look around. Once you understand it, it sticks out like a sore thumb.