COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Report for May 29, 2020

Charts on Catt. County Data

As Cattaraugus County entered into the COVID shutdown, EDPT reached out to County businesses and restaurants to hear their concerns and help us prepare for their needs.

Take-Out/Delivery Restaurants

With changes happening so frequently, we created a place for restaurants to post their hours and offerings. Since March, we have seen a steady increase in the number of restaurants offering take-out, and residents have been faithfully patronizing them. The chart below marks our progress toward full reopening of restaurants. We now have 100 restaurants open for take-out food.

Chart of Cattaraugus County Restaurants offering Take-out Food
Number of Restaurants Open for Take-Out or Delivery during COVID-19
Date Restaurants Open for Take-Out
February 2020 140
March 20, 2020 84
April 3, 2020 84
April 10, 2020 85
April 17, 2020 86
April 24, 2020 86
May 1, 2020 87
May 8, 2020 91
May 15, 2020 94
May 22, 2020 99
May 29, 2020 100

Unemployment Rate

Cattaraugus County’s unemployment rate jumped to 17.5% in April, a strong indicator on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the County’s workforce.  The unemployment rate nearly tripled from March, however the March surveys were completed before many of the closures were implemented.

Chart comparing Unemployment in Cattaraugus County for the years 2018 to 2020

Month Year: 2018 Year: 2019 Year: 2020
January 7.40% 6.30% 6.50%
February 7.50% 6.10% 6.10%
March 6.70% 5.60% 6.60%
April 5.80% 4.80% 17.50%
May 4.80% 4.40%  
June 4.90% 4.50%  
July 4.70% 4.80%  
August 4.50% 4.70%  
September 4.10% 4.30%  
October 4.00% 4.40%  
November 4.20% 4.80%  
December 5.30% 5.80%  

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