Cities with the most at-risk jobs because of Covid-19

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The world has largely ground to a halt in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. While everyone is being forced to work within new limitations, some industries are getting hit harder than others.

MagnifyMoney looked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data on the food service, personal care and retail industries to determine where the most jobs are being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Workers in these occupations are particularly at risk as they tend to earn low wages and are typically unable to do their jobs remotely. With many states putting stay-at-home orders in place, this leaves many without income.

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To rank the places with the most jobs impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, we analyzed 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Specifically, we looked at the percentage of the workforce employed in personal care and service occupations; food preparation and serving occupations; and retail occupations. We then ranked the metros from highest to lowest based on the percentage of the workforce employed in these three industries.

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25. Deltona, Florida

Total workers: 198,950

Workers in food preparation and serving: 26,230

Workers in personal care and service: 3,960

Workers in retail: 18,060

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 24.25%

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24. Homosassa, Florida

Total workers: 32,120

Workers in food preparation and serving: 4,160

Workers in personal care and service: 750

Workers in retail: 2,970

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 24.53%

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23. Sebastian, Florida

Total workers: 52,950

Workers in food preparation and serving: 6,260

Workers in personal care and service: 1,590

Workers in retail: 5,300

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 24.83%

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22. Gulfport, Mississippi

Total workers: 150,070

Workers in food preparation and serving: 18,690

Workers in personal care and service: 5,440

Workers in retail: 13,510

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 25.08%

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21. East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Total workers: 56,810

Workers in food preparation and serving: 6,980

Workers in personal care and service: 1,920

Workers in retail: 5,480

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 25.31%

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20. Salisbury, Maryland

Total workers: 163,160

Workers in food preparation and serving: 22,720

Workers in personal care and service: 4,110

Workers in retail: 14,520

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 35.34%

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19. Norwich, Connecticut

Total workers: 129,050

Workers in food preparation and serving: 15,720

Workers in personal care and service: 6,860

Workers in retail: 10,160

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 25.37%

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18. Sebring, Florida

Total workers: 25,700

Workers in food preparation and serving: 3,270

Workers in personal care and service: 550

Workers in retail: 2,710

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 25.41%

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17. Barnstable Town, Massachusetts

Total workers: 104,090

Workers in food preparation and serving: 13,600

Workers in personal care and service: 2,520

Workers in retail: 10,390

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 25.47%

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16. Brunswick, Georgia

Total workers: 42,590

Workers in food preparation and serving: 6,420

Workers in personal care and service: 910

Workers in retail: 3,630

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 25.73%

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15. Lawrence, Kansas

Total workers: 48,930

Workers in food preparation and serving: 7,380

Workers in personal care and service: 1,410

Workers in retail: 3,950

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 26.04%

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14. The Villages, Florida

Total workers: 29,270

Workers in food preparation and serving: 4,250

Workers in personal care and service: 670

Workers in retail: 2,780

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 26.31%

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13. Naples, Florida

Total workers: 151,160

Workers in food preparation and serving: 22,690

Workers in personal care and service: 5,080

Workers in retail: 12,320

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 36.52%

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12. Hot Springs, Arkansas

Total workers: 36,780

Workers in food preparation and serving: 4,990

Workers in personal care and service: 1,350

Workers in retail: 3,540

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 36.86%

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11. Punta Gorda, Florida

Total workers: 48,130

Workers in food preparation and serving: 6,760

Workers in personal care and service: 830

Workers in retail: 5,400

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 26.99%

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10. Flagstaff, Arizona

Total workers: 62,200

Workers in food preparation and serving: 10,420

Workers in personal care and service: 1,870

Workers in retail: 4,630

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 27.20%

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9. Las Vegas

Total workers: 1,019,890

Workers in food preparation and serving: 151,120

Workers in personal care and service: 58,100

Workers in retail: 72,680

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 27.64%

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8. Crestview, Florida

Total workers: 112,540

Workers in food preparation and serving: 17,100

Workers in personal care and service: 2,300

Workers in retail: 11,760

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 27.69%

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7. Jacksonville, North Carolina

Total workers: 47,230

Workers in food preparation and serving: 7,420

Workers in personal care and service: 1,130

Workers in retail: 4,970

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 28.63%

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6. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Total workers: 78,600

Workers in food preparation and serving: 12,810

Workers in personal care and service: 2,760

Workers in retail: 8,110

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 30.13%

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5. Atlantic City, New Jersey

Total workers: 131,960

Workers in food preparation and serving: 20,880

Workers in personal care and service: 9,330

Workers in retail: 10,330

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 30.72%

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4. Ocean City, New Jersey

Total workers: 39,650

Workers in food preparation and serving: 6,870

Workers in personal care and service: 1,270

Workers in retail: 4,120

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 30.92%

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3. Kahului, Hawaii

Total workers: 76,300

Workers in food preparation and serving: 14,530

Workers in personal care and service: 3,040

Workers in retail: 6,790

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 31.93%

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2. Daphne, Alabama

Total workers: 74,470

Workers in food preparation and serving: 12,630

Workers in personal care and service: 2,160

Workers in retail: 9,320

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 32.38%

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1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Total workers: 167,390

Workers in food preparation and serving: 30,190

Workers in personal care and service: 5,020

Workers in retail: 20,170

Percent working in food prep, personal care and service or retail: 33.08%

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