Report: 38% of Cities Expect To Layoff Employees From Coronavirus Shutdown

The United States Conference of Mayors just did an in depth survey of over 2,400 cities. The results shows major cuts in revenue leading to mass layoffs.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the top leaders of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the National League of Cities (NLC) released findings of a survey that reported nearly nine in 10 cities expect a budget shortfall due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their economies. The findings, drawn from responses of more than 2,400 cities, reveal that without federal support, many will be forced to furlough or lay off city employees and cut back on critical services. The survey found:

  • 88% of cities expect a revenue shortfall this year as a result of COVID-19.

  • For cities with populations of 50,000 to 500,000, 98% expect a shortfall.

  • For that same population set, 55% reported they expect that furloughing employees will be necessary.

  • 38% of these cities say they expect to lay off workers.

  • 52% of all cities responding say budget cuts will impact police and public safety.

Source: The United States Conference of Mayors

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