Pandemic job losses hit tourism-dependent states hardest
May 22, 2020
HONOLULU — The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly brutal to the tourism-dependent economies of Nevada and Hawaii. Nevada's unemployment rate was 28.2% in April. It's the worst any state has seen since the national jobless rate was estimated at 25% in 1933 during the depths of the Great Depression. Michigan came in second with 22.7% and Hawaii third with 22.3% In Michigan, job losses were spread across all sectors, with especially large losses in hospitality and manufacturing.