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How Many Businesses Have Closed for Good in Your State

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Business Bust

Since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted this year, there's been a steady stream of bankruptcies and closings by major businesses and brands. But those headline-making announcements do not tell the full story. For every major brand that shutters permanently, there are thousands of smaller or less well-known businesses also throwing in the towel, and the impact to the economy could be massive: According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, companies with fewer than 500 employees account for 44% of U.S. economic activity and employ nearly half of all American workers. To get a more complete picture of the devastation, Cheapism reached out to Yelp for state-by-state data on total business closings between March 1 and July 10.

Related: 18 Ways to Help Small Businesses Survive Right Now

North Dakota
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North Dakota

Permanent Closings: 99
Temporary Closings: 75
Total Closings: 174

Mount Rushmore
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South Dakota

Permanent Closings: 107
Temporary Closings: 83
Total Closings: 190

Best: Wyoming
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Alaska
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Alaska

Permanent Closings: 143
Temporary Closings: 79
Total Closings: 222

Delaware
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Delaware

Permanent Closings: 120
Temporary Closings: 116
Total Closings: 236

Vermont
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Vermont

Permanent Closings: 140
Temporary Closings: 110
Total Closings: 250

Billings, Montana
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Charleston, West Virginia
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West Virginia

Permanent Closings: 255
Temporary Closings: 116
Total Closings: 371

Rhode Island
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Rhode Island

Permanent Closings: 222
Temporary Closings: 155
Total Closings: 377

New Hampshire
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New Hampshire

Permanent Closings: 280
Temporary Closings: 169
Total Closings: 449

Maine
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Maine

Permanent Closings: 287
Temporary Closings: 195
Total Closings: 482

Washington, D.C.
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Nebraska

Permanent Closings: 304
Temporary Closings: 229
Total Closings: 533

Idaho
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Idaho

Permanent Closings: 301
Temporary Closings: 272
Total Closings: 573

Jackson, Mississippi
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Mississippi

Permanent Closings: 376
Temporary Closings: 200
Total Closings: 576

Taos, New Mexico
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma

Permanent Closings: 698
Temporary Closings: 411
Total Closings: 1,109

Connecticut
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Connecticut

Permanent Closings: 671
Temporary Closings: 491
Total Closings: 1,162

Kentucky
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Kentucky

Permanent Closings: 685
Temporary Closings: 491
Total Closings: 1,176

Alabama
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Hawaii
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Hawaii

Permanent Closings: 554
Temporary Closings: 758
Total Closings: 1,312

New Orleans
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Louisiana

Permanent Closings: 853
Temporary Closings: 528
Total Closings: 1,381

South Carolina
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Wisconsin

Permanent Closings: 928
Temporary Closings: 748
Total Closings: 1,676

9. Worst: Indiana
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Indiana

Permanent Closings: 1,037
Temporary Closings: 695
Total Closings: 1,732

Minneapolis
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Minnesota

Permanent Closings: 1,021
Temporary Closings: 794
Total Closings: 1,815

St. Louis
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Nashville
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Tennessee

Permanent Closings: 1,120
Temporary Closings: 839
Total Closings: 1,959

Baltimore
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Maryland

Permanent Closings: 1,077
Temporary Closings: 901
Total Closings: 1,978

Portland, Oregon
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Oregon

Permanent Closings: 1,133
Temporary Closings: 1,106
Total Closings: 2,239

Las Vegas
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Cape Cod
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Massachusetts

Permanent Closings: 1,399
Temporary Closings: 1,289
Total Closings: 2,688

Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado
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Colorado

Permanent Closings: 1,550
Temporary Closings: 1,319
Total Closings: 2,869

Raleigh, North Carolina
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North Carolina

Permanent Closings: 1,778
Temporary Closings: 1,237
Total Closings: 3,015

Michigan Highway 119, Michigan
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Charlottesville, VA
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Virginia

Permanent Closings: 1,782
Temporary Closings: 1,318
Total Closings: 3,100

Columbus, Ohio
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Ohio

Permanent Closings: 1,711
Temporary Closings: 1,397
Total Closings: 3,108

Atlanta
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Georgia

Permanent Closings: 2,093
Temporary Closings: 1,261
Total Closings: 3,354

Arizona
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Arizona

Permanent Closings: 1,744
Temporary Closings: 1,696
Total Closings: 3,440

Jersey City, New Jersey
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Philadelphia
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Pennsylvania

Permanent Closings: 2,044
Temporary Closings: 1,713
Total Closings: 3,757

Seattle
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Washington

Permanent Closings: 2,045
Temporary Closings: 1,865
Total Closings: 3,910

Chicago
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Illinois

Permanent Closings: 2839
Temporary Closings: 2,322
Total Closings: 5,161

Miami
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New York, New York
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New York

Permanent Closings: 4,672
Temporary Closings: 4,059
Total Closings: 8,731

Houston
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Santa Monica Pier, California
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California

Permanent Closings: 14,050
Temporary Closings: 15,301
Total Closings: 29,351