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Decatur, GA Coronavirus Economic Impact Map

Economic Impact Key


The map above shows which areas in Decatur, GA 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 Decatur is expected to be significant, but less severe than the rest of US, with 8.2% of jobs at risk. On a national per-capita basis, there are 42,837 cities in worse condition and 11,704 cities in better condition. Among other cities classified as large by population, 382 are projected to have more economic damage, and 23 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
Transportation, warehousing, and utilities
Newly unemployed (top industries only)


Estimated Jobs at Risk for All Decatur, GA Industries

IndustryCurrent jobs estimateJobs at risk
Agriculture and Mining1279
Wholesale Trade1,203128
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities3,974260
Professional and Business Services7,613576
Education and Health14,805654
Leisure and Hospitality5,1681,209
Public Administration2,7610
Other Private2,20955


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