In mid March, every major and minor US sporting event was canceled or postponed. This surreal move impacted approximately 1.3 million sports jobs in the US: furloughed, reduced, or erased. By mid June, sports occupations could also lose a total of $12.3B in earnings. That’s an average of $133.4 million in earnings every day, or $92.6K every minute.
With 8% growth since 2010, the 16-county region of Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C., has more than recovered its recession losses and is now riding near the crest of the nation’s 100 largest MSAs in terms of jobs added.