Photos of deserted downtown districts this summer in New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., aren’t lying – commuting trips are down by about 50 percent from the previous month in all three cities, according to Google Mobility data analyzed by Social Explorer. The greatest decline was seen in Upton County, Texas, where work trips dropped 60 percent in the rural Edwards Plateau region of southwest Texas.
Not everyone was able to work at home, though: Commuting in a trio of counties that rely on the struggling hospitality and tourism industry actually increased from the previous month. Mackinac County, Mich. (13.6 percent), Cape May, N.J. (4.7 percent), and Nantucket, Mass. (2.8 percent) were the only U.S. counties to report increases.
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