WEST TEXAS (KOSA) — A recent study shows Midland and Odessa are both in the Top-5 in the United States for cities with jobs at-risk during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Research from the Brookings Institution says that Midland is #1 in the country for jobs at risk of being lost, with nearly 43 percent in potential danger.
Odessa is not far behind, at #5 in the nation with 33 percent of jobs at high risk.
The five industries that the study determined to be “high risk” are transportation, travel arrangements, hospitality, employment services, and oil and gas.
“In the Permian Basin the economy is oil,” local financial expert Cindy High said. “In a down oil market like we’re experiencing right