Jobs and economy: Some industries top pre-COVID payrolls. Others lag.News Sports Entertainment Life Money Tech Travel Opinion
- The economy will recover all jobs lost during COVID this summer.
- The result is uneven, though.
- Warehouse and courier jobs, for example, are boosted by new habits.
The U.S. is on pace to recover all 22 million jobs wiped out in the COVID-19 recession as early as July, but the milestone will obscure sharp differences among industries and an economy transformed by the crisis.
Industries that have thrived during a pandemic that has kept Americans working and playing at home for long stretches – such as ecommerce, technology and professional services – already have reached or topped their pre-COVID-19 payrolls.
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