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Berkeley, CA Coronavirus Economic Impact Map

Economic Impact Key


The map above shows which areas in Berkeley, CA 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 Berkeley is expected to be significant, but less severe than the rest of US, with 7.2% of jobs at risk. On a national per-capita basis, there are 51,433 cities in worse condition and 3,108 cities in better condition. Among other cities classified as large by population, 402 are projected to have more economic damage, and 3 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
Newly unemployed (top industries only)


Estimated Jobs at Risk for All Berkeley, CA Industries

IndustryCurrent jobs estimateJobs at risk
Agriculture and Mining14911
Wholesale Trade91897
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities1,43183
Professional and Business Services14,4841,042
Education and Health22,526554
Leisure and Hospitality5,9021,381
Public Administration1,8700
Other Private3,34884


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