New York was the hardest-hit state in terms of job losses and deaths per capita due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new analysis has found.
On those two measurements combined, the Empire State had the “worst overall outcome” in saving people’s lives and jobs, according to government data by Hamilton Place Strategies.
New York lost 55,000 jobs per million residents — the second-worst behind Hawaii — and suffered 3,300 extra deaths per million residents compared to pre-pandemic expectations, about the same as Arizona and Alabama, according to the report.
Retail chains found that their stores in the Big Apple were the hardest hit compared to their other locations, as The Post previously reported.
New York became the epicenter for COVID-19 infections early into the global pandemic, with its tourism industry taking a beating thanks to the shutdowns.
“States had, and have, different policies and approaches to virus mitigation, and the outcomes of that inadvertent policy experiment are now becoming apparent,” according to the report.
The US lost 13 jobs for every person who died from COVID-19 over the past year, but states with a major hospitality and tourism business had the most job losses.
The states that emerged in the best position were Idaho, Utah — which actually gained jobs — and West Virginia, all with some combination of low loss of life and low loss of employment.
The states that fared the worst were Mississippi, which recorded 3,800 excess deaths per million — or the highest number of deaths — and Hawaii, which suffered the highest number of job losses at 83.9 jobs per one million residents. Florida fell in the middle of both categories.
The US lost 9.8 million jobs or 30,000 job per million people, according to the report.