Nearly ⅓ of Pennsylvania businesses closed due to government lockdown orders
January 13, 2021
A new report shows that nearly ⅓ of Pennsylvania businesses closed due to government lockdown orders.
This number is significantly higher than other states in a similar situation.
Just for perspective here in Pennsylvania 30.4% of businesses closed due to a government mandate.
That number is higher than:
New York (25.8%)
New Jersey (22.4%)
West Virginia (nearly 17.1%)
Delaware (about 16.3%)
Nationwide, South Dakota saw the fewest businesses close at 5.8%, while Puerto Rico saw the highest at slightly more than 50%.
Also, nearly 56.1% of Keystone State businesses saw a decrease in demand for products or services, which is on par with the national average of about 55.6%.
What are your thoughts on the recent lockdowns and how small businesses should move forward?
Also, check out our other articles, like this one about the slow moving vaccination effort in PA or this one about the how Pennsylvanians are responding to the Capitol Siege.
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