Which industries have recovered from the pandemic?

Overall, the US economy has not recovered all the jobs lost during the pandemic. It’s still 1.57 million jobs short. But some industries are already back at pre-pandemic levels or beyond.

Getting back to work

Overall, the March jobs report showed signs of a labor market growing at a healthy clip and headed back to February 2020 levels. Most of Americans in prime working age—80%— have a job. That’s up from a low of 70% in April 2020.

The number of people who lost permanent jobs also decreased in March by 190,000 to 1.4 million, close to the 1.3 million level that existed before the pandemic.

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