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Roughly 1 in 3 Pa. Businesses Closed Due To Gov't Mandate


January 14, 2021

Nearly one in three Pennsylvania businesses closed due to a government mandate, “substantially higher” than the U.S. private sector average, according to a new survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The 30.4 percent of Pennsylvania businesses that closed due to a government mandate is higher than New York (25.8 percent), New Jersey (22.4 percent), Ohio (19.5 percent), Maryland (18.6 percent), West Virginia (nearly 17.1 percent) and Delaware (about 16.3 percent). Nationally, South Dakota saw the fewest businesses close at 5.8 percent, while Puerto Rico saw the highest at sligh...

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