COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability by County
The Vulnerability Index is a measurement of the negative impact that the coronavirus crisis can have on employment based upon a region’s mix of industries. The index is based on a model of potential job losses due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, with the forecast updated on April 15, 2020.
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About the COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index
The average Vulnerability Index score is 100, representing the average job loss expected in the United States. Higher scores indicate the degree to which job losses may be greater — an index of 200, for example, means the rate of job loss can be twice as large as the national average. Conversely, an index of 50 would mean a possible job loss of half the national average.
This map displays the COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index for all counties in the United States.