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All Jobs Businesses Cut in Pandemic Are Back, but Not Where They Were Lost

U.S. economy has more e-commerce and white-collar jobs than in early 2020, but restaurant and government employment lag behind


Private-sector payrolls exceeded prepandemic levels in June, taking just over two years to close a 21 million job gap that was created in the spring of 2020 and reshaping the labor market in the process.

Transportation and warehousing jobs, benefiting from an e-commerce boom, have grown the fastest among major industry groups since the Covid-19 pandemic started, according to an analysis of Labor Department data. Employment in the sector now well exceeds early 2020 levels.


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