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Cambridge, MA Coronavirus Economic Impact Map

Economic Impact Key


The map above shows which areas in Cambridge, MA 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 Cambridge is expected to be significant, but less severe than the rest of US, with 6.5% of jobs at risk. On a national per-capita basis, there are 53,276 cities in worse condition and 1,265 cities in better condition. Among other cities classified as large by population, 405 are projected to have more economic damage, and 0 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 Cambridge, MA Industries

IndustryCurrent jobs estimateJobs at risk
Agriculture and Mining1279
Wholesale Trade75380
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities1,12973
Professional and Business Services15,3771,096
Education and Health28,337721
Leisure and Hospitality4,201983
Public Administration1,6520
Other Private2,22656


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