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Chicago by the numbers

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Results for Chicago

Small businesses open in Chicago
-10%
The number of small businesses open last week in Chicago was down 10% from the prior week.
The number of businesses open last week in Chicago was 83% of pre-coronavirus levels.

These rates are based on Homebase data for 60k+ businesses and 1M+ hourly employees active in the U.S. All rates compare that day vs. the median for that day of the week for the period Jan 4–31, 2020. This metric is calculated on the number of businesses having at least one employee clock in. Visit our full data site to compare different cities and states or view the data by industry.

Foot traffic in Chicago
78%
Foot traffic levels last week in Chicago were 78% of what they were before coronavirus.
Foot traffic last week in Chicago was up 4% from the prior week.

These rates are provided by Safegraph data, an aggregated, anonymized, privacy-safe summary of foot traffic to 6 million points-of-interest (POI) in North America. The population sample is a panel of opt-in, anonymized smartphone devices, balanced across demographics and geographies.

Total hours worked in Chicago
-11%
The number of hours worked at small businesses last week in Chicago was down 11% from the prior week.
The number of hours worked at small businesses last week in Chicago was 78% of pre-coronavirus levels.

These rates are based on Homebase data for 60k+ businesses and 1M+ hourly employees active in the U.S. All rates compare that day vs. the median for that day of the week for the period Jan 4–31, 2020. This metric is calculated from the hours recorded in Homebase timecards. Visit our full data site to compare different cities and states or view the data by industry.

Hours worked per operating business in Chicago
94%
For small businesses that are operating, hours worked per business last week in Chicago were 94% of what they were before coronavirus.
Hours worked per business last week in Chicago were down 2% from the prior week.

These rates are based on Homebase data for 60k+ businesses and 1M+ hourly employees active in the U.S. All rates compare that day vs. the median for that day of the week for the period Jan 4–31, 2020. This metric is calculated from the hours recorded in Homebase timecards. Visit our full data site to compare different cities and states or view the data by industry.

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