Research from Politico: Who is most at risk in the coronavirus crisis: 24 million of the lowest-income workers
“First, we looked at the bottom quarter of earners — people in jobs that pay less than $35,000 a year. Next, we narrowed that list to people who work at an arm’s length or less from others during their regular shifts, according to workforce survey data.
This group, nearly 24 million people — or about 15 percent of the American workforce — is at the highest risk of suffering injury from the COVID-19 pandemic. Among them are bartenders, paramedics, home health aides, janitors, drivers and more.”
In South Central PA, this group of workers that are likely to be the most impact represented approximately 18% of our total workforce.
See full research here.