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San Diego sees job losses due to COVID-19

Posted at 12:35 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 21:39:26-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The effects of COVID-19 on San Diego workers is beginning to be felt across the region.

The San Diego Workforce Partnership Thursday said that there have been nearly 170 layoffs since March 10.

"As anticipated, the region saw COVID-19 significantly impact many companies and their workforce, with layoffs effective immediately for the majority of employers," the orginization said.

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The partnership added that, on top of the layoffs, more than 21,800 employees have been affected by coronavirus, although the direct impact to employees is unknown.

Also unknown at this time is the impact to the region's economy.

Last week, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said San Diego is expected to see a major tax shortfall due to the virus.

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Early estimates put the city at a loss of $109 million for the current fiscal year. That figure includes losses in sales tax and tourism tax.

Meanwhile, the Trump administration signed a $2 trillion stimulus package that is expected to give most Americans a $1,200 check.