What States Were Hardest Hit by the Coronavirus?

Mish

Not all states were equally impacted by Covid-19. How did you fare?

The Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey highlights state-to-state differences in hits to household income.

What information will the Household Pulse Survey collect?

The Household Pulse Survey will ask individuals about their experiences in terms of employment status, spending patterns, food security, housing, physical and mental health, access to health care, and educational disruption. The questionnaire is a result of collaboration between the U.S. Census Bureau and the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The data collected will enable the Census Bureau to produce statistics at a state level and for the 15 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). The survey also is designed to be longitudinal: data will provide insights with regard to how household experiences changed during the pandemic.

When will Data be Made Available from the Household Pulse Survey?

Data collection for the Household Pulse Survey began on April 23, 2020. The Census Bureau will collect data for 90 days, and release data on a weekly basis. (For the first release, the Census Bureau anticipates it will take two weeks after the first week of data collection to prepare and weight the data; subsequent releases will then be made on a weekly basis.)

Hit to Household Income by Week

Hit to Household Income by Week

Hit to Household Income by Percent Page 1

Hit to Household Income by Percent 1

Hit to Household Income by Percent Page 2

Hit to Household Income by Percent 2

Hit to Household Income by Percent Page 3

Hit to Household Income by Percent 3

Hit to Household Income by Percent Page 4

Hit to Household Income by Percent 4

Congratulations!

The Census Bureau provides a data download. I created the above 4 tables by a sort to see who was hardest hit and least hit by Covid-19.

Congratulations to those well-deserving, hard-working people in our nation's capitol who have the least hit to household income. 

Mish

Comments (27)
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mrutkaus
mrutkaus

Don't forget thrifty!

Stuki
Stuki

Living off of theft, has always been very remunerative; as long as your victims remain pliant enough to let you get away with it.

Just look at those in the FIRE rackets from 1971 onwards. Or Illinois public unions.

JonSellers
JonSellers

What? Trump didn't fire all those useless government employees?

tokidoki
tokidoki

Retail sales only dropped 20 something % though. We continue to spend, spend, and spend. Income is just overrated.

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

"Data collection for the Household Pulse Survey began on April 23, 2020. The Census Bureau will collect data for 90 days, and release data on a weekly basis."

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90 days, eh??

So reporting ends sometime near the end of July? As in just before July 31st end to extra $600 / wk given to those on UE? As in just around the last of PPP (8 weeks from loan inception)?

Coincidence??

Would dearly love to see those numbers after expiration of above ... and end of forbearance time frame.

MATHGAME
MATHGAME

We've been hearing the excuse that COVID-19 only kills old people who would have died soon anyway. The results of this study (always wait for peer review / confirmation or rebuttal) are not going to be very popular with people making that claim ....

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

"If The Fed Follows The Market, Rates Go Negative"

...

ZH monkeying with Mish's wording ... an example of why I never really trust those guys.

They can certainly be entertaining, though.

awc13
awc13

It would be nice to see a breakout of private vs public sector impact

SAKMAN
SAKMAN

LOL I gave up on zerohedge years ago. They only operate outside of the standard distribution. They are only right when those 5-6 sigma events happen. So, every once in a while. Sorting through all the other nonsense isnt worth it for me.

I can come up woth crack pot ideas all on my own.

WildBull
WildBull

If the hit to household income is 45%, how is unemployment only 20%?? Something does not add up.

Montana33
Montana33

These numbers seem botched. California had 18m people employed and just over 4 million are unemployed due to the virus (less than 30%), which actually includes under-employed because a cut in hours makes you eligible for unemployment. Self employed and gig workers get unemployment too, so it is a very expansive figure here. I live in a high income area and I don't know a single person who is unemployed - technology, engineering and most professional jobs are still in place. The hits are concentrated in lower income jobs (travel, entertainment, personal services, retail). There is no way to get to 55% lost income. The budget shortfall is 37% so maybe that's a better benchmark. Part of the budget shortfall is caused by increased unemployment payments and higher medical expenses so it's not all caused by income tax shortfalls. I think they should recheck their numbers.

Quatloo
Quatloo

Capitol City wins the Hunger Games!

Knight
Knight

‘The Hunger Games’

ReadyKilowatt
ReadyKilowatt

Colorado's tourism-heavy economy is going to be in a much more difficult place in a few months. Every (and I mean every) event is cancelled at least until fall. Aspen looks like a ghost town and the airport is empty. None of the touristy places have any timeline for reopening. The National Parks and Monuments are sticking a toe in to see what the water's like but again, nothing definitive. Even seasonal road closures are being held until June (when another assessment will be debated), because they want to keep people out of the backcountry.

VKL
VKL

We do not need income we when another 20 to 30% of the economy has gone underground! What the hell you play their game or you don't and are an outcast like our present homeless. Sometime I wonder what the Almighty is waiting for since we all know what eventually happens.

benford
benford

New York: 367,600 cases have been identified
Case numbers in New York and New Jersey, by far the country’s hardest-hit states, have trended steeply downward in recent days. Officials have started implementing plans for a slow, cautious reopening of the economy.


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