The Front Line: Visualizing the Occupations with the Highest COVID-19 Risk

he COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone differently, especially in terms of the occupational risks faced day-to-day.

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Visualizing the Occupations with the Highest COVID-19 Risk

The Front Line: Visualizing the Occupations with the Highest COVID-19 Risk

Many individuals have been practicing social distancing by working from home in recent weeks. While this arrangement can be a great way to reduce one’s exposure to COVID-19, it’s a luxury that’s available to just 29% of Americans.

The situation for the remaining 71% is uncertain, to say the least. A significant portion of the population has lost their jobs due to business shutdowns and mandated lockdown orders. Others employed in “essential services” have continued working as usual, but may face a higher risk of potential exposure to the virus.

This graphic leverages data from the Occupational Information Network to determine which occupations face the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19.


First published: April 15, 2020 (link)

Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf

Data source: U.S. Dept of Labor, O*Net database

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