Small Business Facts: COVID-19 Disruptions

Small Business Facts: Early Data Shows Severe Disruptions

U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy

First published April 2020

When economic conditions are changing rapidly, data collected in the course of administering government programs can provide valuable information about recent developments. Timely data about economic conditions during the coronavirus pandemic have been provided by initial unemployment insurance claims and applications related to new businesses. These administrative data reveal severe economic disruptions in recent weeks.

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