Which industries are leading the pandemic jobs recovery – Axios

by | May 9, 2022 | Jobs

Data: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios Some sectors bounced back to pre-pandemic levels faster than others, as evidenced by this nifty chart comparing details of the April 2022 jobs report to February 2020.The big picture: The total number of U.S. jobs hasn’t yet climbed back to pre-pandemic levels. But underneath the headline, areas of the economy like professional services, or transportation and warehousing, have recovered any ground they lost in the pandemic — and then some. Others, not so much: Employment in the leisure and hospitality sector is still down by 1.4 million — or 8.5% — from its pre-pandemic level in February 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That could be as much about the labor shortage as anything else. Job growth was strong in the sector in April and wages are up 8.4% from last year.

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