Lost and Found? Job Loss and Recovery in Rural America during COVID-19


COVID-19 disrupted economic activity throughout the United States in 2020. The employment losses were less severe in rural areas than in urban areas. Both rural and urban areas experienced partial employment recovery in subsequent months but were still significantly worse off through December 2020 than before the pandemic.

Jun Yeong Lee
Jun Yeong Lee
Associate Research Fellow

Welcome, I’m am an Associate Research Fellow at the Korea Energy Economics Institute. I’m currently working on collusive behavior, principal-agent problem, COVID-19, and Medicaid expansion.