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Business Response Survey to the Coronavirus Pandemic

BRS Charts

Percentage of establishments that made various employment and payroll changes in response to the coronavirus pandemic, by state, compared to the national average
State Hired additional employees Told employees not to work, with or without pay Increased employees hours of work Reduced employees' hours of work [employees worked at least some hours] Increased salaries and wages Reduced salaries and wages No changes
Compared with U.S. private sector average Percentage Compared with U.S. private sector average Percentage Compared with U.S. private sector average Percentage Compared with U.S. private sector average Percentage Compared with U.S. private sector average Percentage Compared with U.S. private sector average Percentage Compared with U.S. private sector average Percentage

Total U.S., private sector

N/A 6.19% N/A 51.85% N/A 4.91% N/A 29.94% N/A 5.60% N/A 10.58% N/A 39.22%

Alabama

Relatively similar 6.15 Relatively similar 47.65 Relatively similar 5.00 Relatively similar 25.53 Relatively similar 5.92 Relatively similar 7.51 Substantially higher 48.31

Alaska

Relatively similar 6.41 Relatively similar 52.27 Relatively similar 5.47 Substantially higher 35.24 Relatively similar 6.10 Relatively similar 7.76 Relatively similar 36.36

Arizona

Relatively similar 6.09 Substantially lower 46.23 Relatively similar 4.78 Relatively similar 26.50 Relatively similar 4.95 Relatively similar 9.21 Substantially higher 45.65

Arkansas

Relatively similar 6.51 Substantially lower 43.05 Relatively similar 4.85 Substantially lower 23.27 Relatively similar 4.97 Relatively similar 8.43 Substantially higher 51.02

California

Relatively similar 5.61 Relatively similar 56.72 Relatively similar 4.31 Substantially higher 35.02 Relatively similar 5.55 Relatively similar 12.90 Substantially lower 32.45

Colorado

Relatively similar 5.72 Relatively similar 48.66 Relatively similar 4.25 Relatively similar 28.43 Relatively similar 4.64 Relatively similar 11.48 Relatively similar 44.16

Connecticut

Relatively similar 7.00 Relatively similar 52.76 Relatively similar 5.26 Relatively similar 28.46 Relatively similar 7.47 Relatively similar 10.58 Relatively similar 37.10

Delaware

Relatively similar 5.43 Relatively similar 49.01 Relatively similar 3.90 Relatively similar 28.44 Relatively similar 4.82 Relatively similar 10.43 Relatively similar 43.44

District of Columbia

Relatively similar 4.92 Substantially lower 45.08 Relatively similar 3.03 Relatively similar 24.97 Relatively similar 2.23 Substantially higher 15.73 Substantially higher 47.22

Florida

Relatively similar 5.49 Relatively similar 49.94 Relatively similar 3.58 Relatively similar 28.99 Relatively similar 2.72 Relatively similar 11.89 Relatively similar 43.22

Georgia

Relatively similar 6.85 Relatively similar 47.88 Relatively similar 4.58 Relatively similar 28.81 Relatively similar 4.52 Relatively similar 11.72 Substantially higher 44.52

Hawaii

Relatively similar 5.13 Relatively similar 56.57 Relatively similar 3.23 Substantially higher 35.45 Relatively similar 3.14 Relatively similar 14.83 Relatively similar 34.68

Idaho

Relatively similar 6.76 Substantially lower 45.56 Relatively similar 5.17 Relatively similar 26.71 Relatively similar 5.06 Relatively similar 6.40 Substantially higher 47.04

Illinois

Relatively similar 5.38 Relatively similar 50.49 Relatively similar 5.11 Relatively similar 30.46 Relatively similar 5.13 Relatively similar 12.30 Relatively similar 39.80

Indiana

Relatively similar 7.61 Relatively similar 48.40 Relatively similar 6.36 Relatively similar 28.67 Relatively similar 6.45 Relatively similar 9.12 Relatively similar 39.81

Iowa

Relatively similar 5.55 Substantially lower 46.59 Relatively similar 5.40 Relatively similar 26.57 Relatively similar 6.21 Relatively similar 6.52 Substantially higher 46.56

Kansas

Relatively similar 6.97 Substantially lower 44.63 Relatively similar 5.46 Relatively similar 27.25 Relatively similar 5.23 Relatively similar 7.59 Substantially higher 45.52

Kentucky

Relatively similar 7.16 Relatively similar 50.27 Relatively similar 6.02 Relatively similar 26.04 Relatively similar 6.48 Relatively similar 7.22 Relatively similar 40.20

Louisiana

Relatively similar 5.67 Relatively similar 56.21 Relatively similar 4.38 Relatively similar 29.89 Relatively similar 4.96 Relatively similar 10.06 Relatively similar 40.59

Maine

Relatively similar 6.04 Relatively similar 49.42 Relatively similar 5.14 Relatively similar 25.67 Relatively similar 8.35 Relatively similar 6.72 Relatively similar 39.08

Maryland

Relatively similar 7.02 Relatively similar 52.52 Relatively similar 5.38 Relatively similar 28.36 Relatively similar 6.09 Relatively similar 9.97 Relatively similar 40.60

Massachusetts

Relatively similar 5.98 Relatively similar 55.33 Relatively similar 5.33 Relatively similar 27.90 Relatively similar 6.70 Relatively similar 9.67 Relatively similar 36.10

Michigan

Relatively similar 6.90 Substantially higher 63.32 Relatively similar 6.50 Relatively similar 34.30 Relatively similar 8.40 Relatively similar 10.44 Substantially lower 27.87

Minnesota

Relatively similar 8.25 Relatively similar 49.52 Relatively similar 7.05 Relatively similar 27.52 Relatively similar 7.31 Relatively similar 8.81 Relatively similar 39.01

Mississippi

Relatively similar 5.46 Relatively similar 47.10 Relatively similar 4.31 Relatively similar 26.30 Relatively similar 5.69 Relatively similar 6.82 Substantially higher 47.41

Missouri

Relatively similar 7.29 Relatively similar 46.97 Relatively similar 5.74 Relatively similar 26.94 Relatively similar 6.15 Relatively similar 8.37 Relatively similar 44.16

Montana

Relatively similar 5.37 Substantially lower 45.98 Relatively similar 4.78 Relatively similar 26.18 Relatively similar 6.32 Relatively similar 7.60 Substantially higher 46.55

Nebraska

Relatively similar 5.74 Substantially lower 42.89 Relatively similar 4.91 Relatively similar 25.02 Relatively similar 5.08 Relatively similar 6.23 Substantially higher 50.50

Nevada

Relatively similar 6.06 Relatively similar 52.29 Relatively similar 4.44 Relatively similar 32.07 Relatively similar 3.83 Relatively similar 11.06 Relatively similar 38.56

New Hampshire

Relatively similar 6.85 Relatively similar 49.06 Relatively similar 5.47 Relatively similar 26.13 Relatively similar 6.67 Relatively similar 8.97 Relatively similar 39.84

New Jersey

Relatively similar 5.73 Substantially higher 59.01 Relatively similar 5.13 Relatively similar 33.31 Relatively similar 5.95 Relatively similar 11.83 Substantially lower 31.62

New Mexico

Relatively similar 6.70 Relatively similar 49.59 Relatively similar 4.48 Relatively similar 29.31 Relatively similar 4.85 Relatively similar 9.98 Relatively similar 39.65

New York

Relatively similar 4.19 Substantially higher 59.61 Relatively similar 4.04 Relatively similar 32.56 Relatively similar 5.79 Relatively similar 13.54 Substantially lower 31.51

North Carolina

Relatively similar 6.38 Substantially lower 45.76 Relatively similar 4.62 Relatively similar 28.56 Relatively similar 5.66 Relatively similar 11.53 Relatively similar 41.80

North Dakota

Relatively similar 5.57 Substantially lower 43.66 Relatively similar 4.03 Relatively similar 28.26 Relatively similar 4.59 Relatively similar 8.84 Substantially higher 48.25

Ohio

Relatively similar 8.24 Relatively similar 52.29 Relatively similar 6.67 Relatively similar 28.47 Relatively similar 8.16 Relatively similar 8.82 Relatively similar 34.93

Oklahoma

Relatively similar 5.78 Substantially lower 46.37 Relatively similar 4.56 Relatively similar 26.07 Relatively similar 4.32 Relatively similar 9.25 Substantially higher 47.33

Oregon

Relatively similar 7.37 Relatively similar 50.21 Relatively similar 5.87 Relatively similar 30.01 Relatively similar 9.21 Relatively similar 8.54 Relatively similar 38.05

Pennsylvania

Relatively similar 5.34 Substantially higher 59.56 Relatively similar 5.29 Relatively similar 30.98 Relatively similar 7.85 Relatively similar 10.14 Substantially lower 31.81

Puerto Rico

Relatively similar 7.81 Substantially higher 71.97 Relatively similar 5.08 Substantially higher 48.77 Relatively similar 2.80 Relatively similar 12.37 Substantially lower 20.02

Rhode Island

Relatively similar 6.77 Relatively similar 54.74 Relatively similar 5.27 Relatively similar 25.88 Relatively similar 7.87 Relatively similar 8.83 Relatively similar 37.29

South Carolina

Relatively similar 6.00 Substantially lower 44.55 Relatively similar 4.27 Substantially lower 24.52 Relatively similar 4.17 Relatively similar 9.03 Substantially higher 49.20

South Dakota

Relatively similar 5.45 Substantially lower 40.35 Relatively similar 5.52 Substantially lower 21.92 Relatively similar 5.71 Relatively similar 5.72 Substantially higher 52.99

Tennessee

Relatively similar 6.80 Relatively similar 48.86 Relatively similar 4.78 Relatively similar 26.28 Relatively similar 5.96 Relatively similar 8.82 Relatively similar 43.69

Texas

Relatively similar 6.66 Relatively similar 48.59 Relatively similar 4.53 Relatively similar 29.82 Relatively similar 4.40 Relatively similar 11.22 Substantially higher 44.66

Utah

Relatively similar 7.27 Substantially lower 43.95 Relatively similar 5.65 Relatively similar 25.50 Relatively similar 3.91 Relatively similar 9.43 Substantially higher 46.61

Vermont

Relatively similar 5.73 Relatively similar 56.81 Relatively similar 4.61 Relatively similar 26.13 Relatively similar 6.75 Relatively similar 8.85 Relatively similar 35.92

Virginia

Relatively similar 7.02 Substantially lower 43.99 Relatively similar 5.90 Relatively similar 27.94 Relatively similar 5.55 Relatively similar 9.43 Relatively similar 43.29

Washington

Relatively similar 6.71 Relatively similar 56.63 Relatively similar 5.37 Relatively similar 33.40 Relatively similar 6.13 Relatively similar 8.03 Substantially lower 33.74

West Virginia

Relatively similar 4.71 Relatively similar 52.74 Relatively similar 4.09 Relatively similar 29.35 Relatively similar 5.58 Relatively similar 7.95 Relatively similar 38.41

Wisconsin

Relatively similar 7.97 Relatively similar 49.72 Relatively similar 6.51 Relatively similar 30.66 Relatively similar 7.65 Relatively similar 8.24 Relatively similar 39.40

Wyoming

Relatively similar 6.39 Substantially lower 42.81 Relatively similar 4.98 Substantially lower 24.93 Relatively similar 4.44 Relatively similar 8.17 Substantially higher 49.77