Pandemic job losses hit tourism-dependent states hardest

  • This May 5, 2020, photo shows Lance Chang playing a ukulele during a livestream performance of his family’s band, Kanilau, from the living room of his father Roland Chang’s home in Honolulu. The coronavirus pandemic has taken out large sections of Hawaii’s tourism-based economy, including the Chang family’s turtle and dolphin snorkel tour business and their regular music gig in Waikiki. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

HONOLULU — The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly brutal to the tourism-dependent economies of Nevada and Hawaii, lifting the unemployment rate in both states to about one-quarter of the workforce.