The U.S. continues to have some of the highest unemployment rates that they’ve seen in the last 100 years. Despite many businesses reopening, USF Sarasota-Manatee’s Economics Professor, Michael Snipes, said there is not much progress being made to the economy.
Tourism on the Suncoast took a huge hit from the Coronavirus, but Visit Sarasota County’s Vice President, Erin Duggan, said tourism looks to be heading in a positive direction over the past couple of weeks.
For over a week people across the country have been protesting, demanding change for racial injustice. Tarnisha Cliatt, who is the President of the Manatee County branch of the NAACP, said the biggest way to create change is through policy change.
The Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is starting to see people begin to travel again. This is after the airport took a huge hit in the month of April, with their passenger traffic down about 95%.