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Report shows pandemic’s ‘devastating’ impact on NYC arts, entertainment industry

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FernandoAH/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) — A new report demonstrates the “devastating” impact of the coronavirus pandemic on New York City’s arts and entertainment sector, as many venues, including Broadway theaters, have remained shuttered for nearly a year.

One year ago, nearly 87,000 people were employed in the arts, entertainment and recreation sector in New York City, according to the New York State Department of Labor’s Current Employment Statistics — not including freelancers or the self-employed.

By April, after the statewide stay-at-home order went into effect, that number fell to 34,100, and it has “barely budged” since then, said New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, whose office released the report.

Arts, entertainment and recreation employment in December was down 66% year-over-year

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