Small metros with large shares of workers in blue-collar manufacturing and service jobs are likely to be hit harder.
Richard Florida is Co-founder and Editor at Large of CityLab.com and Senior Editor at The Atlantic. He is director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto and Global Research Professor at NYU-SCPS. He is the author of The Rise of the Creative Class and founder of the Creative Class Group, which advises cities, governments, companies and non-profits around the world.
That's true both for large metros like Toronto and Vancouver, and also for smaller metros like Edmonton, St. John's, and Saskatoon."
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