CAPE COD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The pandemic has hit those working on Cape Cod hard, causing the unemployment rate to go up due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The areas suffering the most include Provincetown, Truro, Dennis Port, West Yarmouth, and Hyannis.
Senator Julian Cyr said the unemployment rates in those areas are just more than 30-percent. Provincetown has the highest unemployment rate in the Commonwealth.
"From an economic perspective, our communities are being harder hit, from an unemployment perspective than other parts of the Commonwealth," Cyr said. "I think that's reflective of nature of our seasonal economy and a combination of those with year-round work being laid off due to the pandemic."
According to Cyr, only two Cape Cod towns have unemployment rates below the state average.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports