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Baltimore, MD Coronavirus Economic Impact Map

Economic Impact Key


The map above shows which areas in Baltimore, MD are expected to suffer the greatest economic damage from COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. Economic damage includes both unemployment and loss of business. These estimates are based on the number of people employed in each industry by area. Areas in the darkest red may see 20% or more of the workforce newly unemployed.

Overall, the economic impact to Baltimore is expected to be significant, but less severe than the rest of US, with 8% of jobs at risk. On a national per-capita basis, there are 45,645 cities in worse condition and 8,896 cities in better condition. Among other cities classified as large by population, 391 are projected to have more economic damage, and 14 to have less economic damage.

Estimates are based on industries most impacted by the virus and by recessions in general. This map is based on strong statistical evidence, but please keep in mind these are only estimates. Changes will be included as more data becomes available. Estimates are generally conservative: some areas will have higher-than-projected unemployment.

Top Industries: Before COVID-19

Top Industries: After COVID-19

Industries Impact Key

Education and health
Professional and business services
Leisure and hospitality
Public and administration
Newly unemployed (top industries only)


Estimated Jobs at Risk for All Baltimore, MD Industries

IndustryCurrent jobs estimateJobs at risk
Agriculture and Mining59644
Wholesale Trade4,588486
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities15,146952
Professional and Business Services32,7782,514
Education and Health83,8114,136
Leisure and Hospitality23,9695,609
Public Administration21,4280
Other Private13,131328


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