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Rockford, IL Coronavirus Economic Impact Map

Economic Impact Key


The map above shows which areas in Rockford, IL 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 Rockford is expected to be extremely severe, with 10.4% of jobs at risk. On a national per-capita basis, there are 6,127 cities in worse condition and 48,414 cities in better condition. Among other cities classified as large by population, 20 are projected to have more economic damage, and 385 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 Rockford, IL Industries

IndustryCurrent jobs estimateJobs at risk
Agriculture and Mining26820
Wholesale Trade1,672177
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities4,518291
Professional and Business Services8,048648
Education and Health16,578969
Leisure and Hospitality7,7991,825
Public Administration1,8900
Other Private4,049101


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