Six (6) months into the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID) pandemic, Solano County, like many communities, is facing historically high unemployment and severe financial strain within the business community. Business shutdowns imposed to reduce the spread of the pandemic have had a troubling effect on Solano County’s economy and community. This publication provides a comprehensive analysis of unemployment and industry trends to provide a better understanding of the magnitude of COVID’s labor impacts in Solano County.
It is important to recognize that Solano County is not alone in facing these employment and industry challenges.Many of Solano County’s unemployment and business impacts are reflective of both the Bay Area region and the state of California as a whole. In addition, Solano County’s employment is tied to the regional economy due to its high level of commuters to neighboring counties. However, this report focuses specifically on the data and impacts within Solano County.
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