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Michigan’s Lockdown Led To Losing 58,700 Leisure/Hospitality Jobs From November To December

A 21% loss in this state vs. just 3.9% nationwide

There were 58,700 people who lost their job in Michigan’s leisure and hospitality industry from November to December.

The jobs lost were the product of a second statewide lockdown of restaurants and bars, which began Nov. 18 and banned all in-person service. The lockdown is in its 64th day.

The loss represented a 21% drop in employment in this industry, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget.

There were 276,600 people employed by Michigan’s leisure and hospitality industry in November 2020; a month later, the number was 217,900.

In contrast, the national decline in the leisure and hospitality industry during the same period was 3.9%.

From February to December, Michigan has lost 193,000 jobs in the leisure and hospitality industry, a 47% decline.

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