The overall hiring market, typified by new job ad volume, is still not where it was pre-COVID. New job ads increased in June, but trailed its pre-COVID peak, especially for white collar jobs.
Knowing which occupations can be performed remotely—that is, by working from home—is valuable for understanding the future of labor force supply in the post-COVID economy.
Job ads continued to rebound with a strong third week in May. While some occupation groups have returned or surpassed pre-COVID peaks, some lag behind, especially many art, entertainment, and recreation workers.