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Sterling Heights, MI Coronavirus Economic Impact Map

Economic Impact Key


The map above shows which areas in Sterling Heights, MI 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 Sterling Heights is expected to be extremely severe, with 10.5% of jobs at risk. On a national per-capita basis, there are 5,393 cities in worse condition and 49,148 cities in better condition. Among other cities classified as large by population, 18 are projected to have more economic damage, and 387 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 Sterling Heights, MI Industries

IndustryCurrent jobs estimateJobs at risk
Agriculture and Mining14310
Wholesale Trade1,772188
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities2,357153
Professional and Business Services6,004452
Education and Health12,586792
Leisure and Hospitality6,8311,598
Public Administration2,2510
Other Private2,97374


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