The impacts of COVID-19 on West Virginia have been far-reaching. The Homebase data gives us insight into these impacts through three key measures:

1) the volume of hours worked by employees
2) the number businesses open at all
3) the number of employees working

Compared to January benchmarks, all three measures have shown dramatic declines before stabilizing at a “new normal.”

Note: While the Homebase data has robust coverage across West Virginia, some of the specific industry cuts may result in smaller segments and, hence, some volatility in the key measures.


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This dataset is based on Homebase data for over 60,000 businesses and 1 million hourly employees active in the US in January 2020. All the rates compare that day vs. the median for that day of the week for the period Jan 4, 2020 – Jan 31, 2020.

  • “Hours worked” is calculated from the hours recorded in Homebase timecards.
  • “Locations open” is based on whether or not a business had at least one employee clock-in.
  • “Employees working” is based on the distinct number of hourly workers with at least one clock-in.

Note that the cyclical dips represent the weekends—one interesting insight from the data is that businesses are more likely to be closed on the weekends, relative to weekdays, in comparison to the January benchmark.

By Business Type

Not all industries have been impacted in the same manner. Use this page to explore the impact of COVID-19 across different industries in West Virginia. As lockdown restrictions are eased, the dynamics across industry will continue to change.

Note that the Homebase data set is more heavily weighted towards Food & Drink and Retail businesses. As a result, some of the smaller segments (e.g. Transportation) may experience more volatility due to smaller samples.

Food & Drink


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Retail


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Home and Repair


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Beauty & Personal Care


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Health Care & Fitness


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Leisure & Entertainment


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Professional Services


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Transportation


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