New York state shed 1 million jobs during 2020 as powermad government officials issued one COVID-19 restriction after another. Government orders destroyed Broadway theater industry and permanently closed over 40% of all New York restaurants.
Tourism has been decimated. Ten percent of the state workforce vanished.
Jobs in the US as a whole dropped 6 percent, half the rate in New York City, which became the epicenter of the COVID-19 panic.