So everything will go back to normal soon, right? Nope.
It will take until 2022 or 2023 for employment to recover to pre-pandemic levels, the Department of Employment and Economic Development said in its third-quarter jobs forecast released in December.
Dave Senf, labor market analyst at DEED, wrote: “Complete recovery of all jobs lost during the pandemic — since first quarter 2020 — is not expected until sometime at the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023 as the pandemic’s grip on everyday life fades away.”
Canal Bark, the pet boarding and training business in Duluth’s Airpark, will close from Jan. 4-31, the company announced on Facebook in December.
Like many businesses, it’s been hit hard