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Leisure and hospitality employment in New York down 62.1 percent for the year ended May 2020

June 24, 2020

For the year ended May 2020, leisure and hospitality employment in New York decreased 62.1 percent. Over that period, leisure and hospitality employment decreased at least 50.0 percent in 10 states and the District of Columbia, compared with 21 states and the District of Columbia for the 12-month period ending in April 2020.

12-month percent change in leisure and hospitality employment by state, May 2020
State Percent change
from May 2019 to May 2020[p]
May 2020 employment[p] May 2019 employment Percent change
from April 2019 to April 2020

New York

-62.1% 364,100 961,000 -64.5%

Massachusetts

-59.9 150,900 376,100 -63.1

District of Columbia

-59.6 32,900 81,500 -55.8

Hawaii

-58.2 52,700 126,200 -54.7

New Jersey

-55.4 175,600 393,900 -63.2

Delaware

-55.0 23,900 53,100 -57.4

Michigan

-54.8 196,300 434,700 -58.7

New Hampshire

-54.0 33,700 73,200 -61.7

Vermont

-53.5 17,400 37,400 -60.5

Pennsylvania

-52.1 276,100 576,200 -58.9

Rhode Island

-51.5 29,100 60,000 -63.0

Maine

-49.9 34,800 69,500 -58.6

Connecticut

-49.8 79,400 158,300 -55.9

Minnesota

-49.8 137,900 274,900 -54.7

Oregon

-47.8 111,200 213,200 -55.3

Wisconsin

-47.5 149,400 284,800 -57.3

Illinois

-45.9 336,200 621,400 -50.7

Washington

-45.1 191,000 347,700 -54.2

Ohio

-44.6 315,200 568,500 -51.1

Maryland

-44.4 157,200 282,800 -46.4

California

-43.9 1,137,700 2,029,200 -47.1

West Virginia

-41.1 44,200 75,100 -53.1

North Carolina

-39.4 311,600 514,000 -48.1

Alaska

-39.2 21,900 36,000 -50.1

Louisiana

-38.6 145,900 237,600 -44.8

Colorado

-37.9 213,800 344,100 -46.3

Iowa

-37.7 89,600 143,900 -50.5

New Mexico

-37.7 61,600 98,900 -42.2

Nevada

-37.0 224,400 356,400 -42.9

Missouri

-36.9 194,500 308,200 -48.9

Virginia

-36.8 258,300 408,400 -41.8

Florida

-36.8 792,500 1,253,000 -41.7

Kentucky

-35.4 130,700 202,200 -44.4

South Carolina

-34.5 176,200 269,000 -48.0

North Dakota

-33.8 26,800 40,500 -48.1

Georgia

-33.3 332,100 498,100 -42.8

Alabama

-30.7 144,400 208,500 -41.1

Indiana

-29.3 221,100 312,900 -40.6

Kansas

-28.8 91,900 129,100 -39.3

Montana

-28.7 47,900 67,200 -48.1

Wyoming

-28.4 26,500 37,000 -34.7

South Dakota

-27.8 34,000 47,100 -40.6

Nebraska

-27.7 67,700 93,600 -36.9

Tennessee

-27.6 250,700 346,300 -43.1

Utah

-27.2 111,800 153,500 -42.7

Texas

-26.9 1,013,800 1,387,400 -39.5

Arizona

-26.5 241,600 328,800 -38.8

Idaho

-26.1 61,000 82,500 -41.7

Arkansas

-25.5 89,200 119,800 -35.6

Mississippi

-23.3 103,900 135,400 -35.6

Oklahoma

-17.9 141,700 172,600 -31.6

[p] = preliminary.

From May 2019 to May 2020, other states with a large decrease in leisure and hospitality employment include Massachusetts (−59.9 percent), Hawaii (−58.2 percent), New Jersey (−55.4 percent), and Delaware (−55.0 percent). Employment also decreased 59.6 percent in the District of Columbia.

Oklahoma employment in leisure and hospitality decreased 17.9 percent for the year ended May 2020, the only state with a less than 20.0-percent decrease over that period.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see “State Employment and Unemployment — May 2020.” For more charts and tables related to state employment and unemployment, see the state chart package.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Leisure and hospitality employment in New York down 62.1 percent for the year ended May 2020 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/leisure-and-hospitality-employment-in-new-york-down-62-point-1-percent-for-the-year-ended-may-2020.htm (visited November 27, 2020).

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