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Orange County’s unemployment rate remains high as potential second coronavirus wave looms

Voice of OC, Oct. 23, 2020

October 23, 2020

Orange County’s unemployment rate remains high as potential second coronavirus wave looms

UC Irvine economist Ami Glazer said even if Disneyland does reopen, that may not translate into a big economic gains for Anaheim and Orange County because airline travel across the country is down by nearly 50 percent. … UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health expert Andrew Noymer said it would make sense to reopen Disneyland in the Orange Tier because so many other indoor businesses, like the South Coast Plaza, are open. … He said there needs to be some consistency in the public health guidelines.