16% of US jobs in high-risk sectors – Brookings research

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More than 24 million Americans work in the five most high-risk sectors

More than 16% of jobs in the US are in sectors thought to be at a high risk of disruption from the coronavirus pandemic, research conducted by the Brookings Institution finds.

Around 24 million Americans work in the five most high-risk sectors – leisure and hospitality, travel, employment services, transportation and mining – according to the research.

“This will likely prompt significant work disruption, furloughs and other uncertainties in the coming months,” Mark Muro, Robert Maxim and

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