Community left behind: Asian American businesses affected by COVID-19 Asian American unemployment has quadrupled since the pandemic hit.
Today, Asian American unemployment has more than quadrupled to 10.7%.
Harrison Lung, one of the authors of the report and a partner at the firm, has been researching and analyzing how Asian Americans have been affected by COVID-19.
Asian American businesses represent more than 25% of food and accommodation services like restaurants and hotels, more than 15% of retail, and nearly 13% of health care businesses.
Fear of reopening is also still a factor for many Asian American businesses — both for owners and employees.