Local economic impact of shutdown

May 6th, 2020 by Ken

According to Michael Cade from the Economic Development Council, Thurston County has been hard hit by the economic shutdown.

Cade said that households in the Thurston County have lost 30 percent of their income as of the end of April.  Some 8673 jobs have been lost – 2774 in restaurants, 871 in casinos, 800 in dental offices, 703 in medical offices, 565 in auto sales and 343 in motels/hotels.The total economic impact is more than $1.4 Billion so far.

But, Cade said, Thurston County is better off than 88 percent of all counties in the country.  Because of our reliance on state and federal employment, the county has come out in better shape than most other counties in the United States.

For additional information go to ThurstonStrongt.org.

Posted in Business, The Real News

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