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Gainesville, FL Coronavirus Economic Impact Map

Economic Impact Key


The map above shows which areas in Gainesville, FL 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 Gainesville 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 45,556 cities in worse condition and 8,985 cities in better condition. Among other cities classified as large by population, 390 are projected to have more economic damage, and 15 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
Leisure and hospitality
Professional and business services
Newly unemployed (top industries only)


Estimated Jobs at Risk for All Gainesville, FL Industries

IndustryCurrent jobs estimateJobs at risk
Agriculture and Mining72053
Wholesale Trade1,307139
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities2,943158
Professional and Business Services9,549721
Education and Health39,6951,579
Leisure and Hospitality11,9002,785
Public Administration3,7690
Other Private5,128128


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