OPINION: How the coronavirus changed Washington state’s economy

It seems so long ago and yet just like yesterday when countries around the world began initiating shutdowns in response to a deadly virus we knew almost nothing about. Companies shifted millions of employees to telework. Schools closed. Offices and storefronts were shuttered. In-person events were canceled. For a while we wondered if these changes would be temporary. They were not.

One year later, in this historic economic downturn, we’re seeing how industries and communities face vastly different impacts from the pandemic.

The Washington State Department of Commerce’s economic recovery dashboard shows several interesting trends in the state.

Read my full op-ed published in Crosscut.

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