This week, the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) released the Atlantic Canada Regional COVID-19 Vulnerability Report, commissioned by the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce. The report reveals how differences in industry and demographic factors may shape the recovery for the 47 counties and divisions in Atlantic Canada.
Travel-related, customer-facing and commodity-based industries are among the most negatively affected by COVID-19. Rural areas are typically more vulnerable to these economic impacts because of their greater dependence on these industries. The Atlantic Industry Vulnerability Index used in this report measures the share of the labour force in industries that have been most adversely impacted by COVID-19. There are large differences between counties ranging from 18% to 53%.
What is your area’s level of vulnerability?
To view PEI’s 3 counties, click here.
To view the summary report, click here.
To view the full report, click here.