Berkeley outlines impact of COVID-19 pandemic in economic dashboards update

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Economic dashboards from the city of Berkeley reported the impact of COVID-19 on the city. This impact includes a tripling in the unemployment rate between 2019 and 2020, particularly within the hospitality and service industries.

From event cancellations to local business closures, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on Berkeley’s economic makeup.
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