Coronavirus Claims 49,138 Hotel-Supported Jobs in Louisiana

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BATON ROUGE – Coronavirus-related losses of jobs supported by the hotel industry in Louisiana numbered 49,138 out of a total of 120,404 hotel-supported jobs, according to a hotel industry estimate.

The analysis published by the American Hotel & Lodging Association found that out of a total of 37,797 jobs generated directly from hotel operations in the state, 16,631 jobs were projected to be cut by the coming weeks due to the Covid-19 crisis. The study is based on Oxford Economics research carried out in mid-March.

Nationwide, 44 percent of hotel workers were projected to lose their jobs in the coming weeks due to the pandemic, which has led to a dramatic drop in hotel occupancy. And U.S. hotels have lost $2.4 billion in room revenue since mid-February, according to the analysis.

California, Florida, Nevada and Texas are expected to be the states hardest hit by losses of jobs generated directed by the hotel and lodging industry, the association reported. 

“The impact to our industry is already more severe than anything we’ve seen before, including Sept. 11th and the great recession of 2008 combined,” association President and CEO Chip Rogers said in a statement.

Coronavirus-Related Hotel Job Losses by State

State # of Direct Hotel Jobs Total Hotel-Supported Jobs Direct Hotel Jobs Lost due to Covid-19 Total Hotel-Supported Jobs Lost due to Covid-19
Alabama 20,567 82,164 9,050 33,532
Alaska 9,662 33,674 4,247 13,743
Arizona 58,220 200,886 25,617 81,984
Arkansas 12,582 48,090 5,536 19,626
California 285,122 1,014,600 125,454 414,069
Colorado 51,227 176,034 22,540 71,841
Connecticut 26,049 76,737 11,462 31,317
Delaware 4,380 14,877 1,927 6,071
Florida 201,433 747,705 88,631 305,146
Georgia 55,000 255,767 24,200 104,381
Hawaii 43,427 140,093 19,108 57,173
Idaho 10,989 40,978 4,835 16,723
Illinois 59,372 292,588 26,124 119,408
Indiana 24,979 109,908 10,991 44,855
Iowa 22,606 64,592 9,947 26,361
Kansas 13,364 51,939 5,880 21,197
Kentucky 16,767 90,722 7,377 37,025
Louisiana 37,797 120,404 16,631 49,138
Maine 11,806 42,468 5,195 17,332
Maryland 31,000 103,799 13,640 42,361
Massachusetts 40,562 163,678 17,847 66,799
Michigan 54,211 193,432 23,853 78,942
Minnesota 34,550 131,048 15,202 53,482
Mississippi 33,708 80,978 14,831 33,048
Missouri 39,138 123,610 17,221 50,447
Montana 12,651 38,443 5,566 15,689
Nebraska 9,667 42,241 4,254 17,239
Nevada 193,478 395,492 85,130 161,404
New Hampshire 8,791 36,778 3,868 15,010
New Jersey 52,490 197,058 23,096 80,421
New Mexico 20,598 54,079 9,063 22,070
New York 112,897 528,618 49,674 215,734
North Carolina 51,789 216,178 22,787 88,225
North Dakota 7,710 21,896 3,392 8,936
Ohio 42,430 192,378 18,669 78,512
Oklahoma 33,816 105,527 14,879 43,066
Oregon 30,371 114,338 13,363 46,663
Pennsylvania 65,229 234,088 28,701 95,534
Rhode Island 5,129 19,548 2,257 7,978
South Carolina 34,075 129,364 14,993 52,795
South Dakota 9,863 31,841 4,340 12,995
Tennessee 40,326 161,404 17,744 65,870
Texas 145,617 658,637 64,072 268,797
Utah 23,019 86,463 10,128 35,286
Vermont 12,377 36,959 5,446 15,083
Virginia 52,382 192,936 23,048 78,739
Washington 42,104 190,566 18,526 77,772
Washington, D.C. 15,921 40,824 7,005 16,661
West Virginia 12,711 30,669 5,593 12,516
Wisconsin 41,291 118,461 18,168 48,345
Wyoming 11,019 31,056 4,848 12,674

Source: American Hotel & Lodging Association

 

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