Beach and Mountain Retreats will suffer along with Las Vegas and Orlando as Closures hurt Leisure and Hospitality Jobs
Coronavirus Layoffs Will Hit These Entertainment Towns Hard
The Great Coronavirus Shutdown of 2020 is hammering lots of industries, but leisure and hospitality is probably the hardest hit. This is a big deal because (until a week or so ago, at least), restaurants, bars, hotels, casinos, theaters, museums, gyms, sports teams and the rest employed 16.9 million people, or 11% of the U.S. nonfarm payroll workforce, up from 9% in 2000 and 7.4% in 1980. That's more than manufacturing, construction and even health care (albeit just barely on that last one, and probably not for long).