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Myrtle Beach, SC Coronavirus Economic Impact Map

Economic Impact Key


The map above shows which areas in Myrtle Beach, SC 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 Myrtle Beach is expected to be extremely severe, with 11.6% of jobs at risk. On a national per-capita basis, there are 1,193 cities in worse condition and 53,348 cities in better condition. Among other cities classified as large by population, 7 are projected to have more economic damage, and 398 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

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


Estimated Jobs at Risk for All Myrtle Beach, SC Industries

IndustryCurrent jobs estimateJobs at risk
Agriculture and Mining24818
Wholesale Trade975103
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities1,767108
Professional and Business Services5,120405
Education and Health8,808431
Leisure and Hospitality12,8193,000
Public Administration1,3270
Other Private2,82171


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