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Measuring COVID-19's Impact on America’s County Workforce

America’s 3.6 million county employees provide critical services to lead COVID-19 response efforts. However, the latest jobs report shows that 800,000 local government jobs were lost in April (in part due to school closures). The economic and fiscal strain of the pandemic has forced many counties to furlough or lay off county employees – up to half of the county workforce in some areas. Learn more about how COVID-19 is impacting county workers across the nation.