U.S. single-day new cases hit a 7-month high in August, job growth slowed due to the epidemic
China News Service, September 6th. According to Reuters, data shows that the number of people unable to work or work remotely at a certain point in the past four weeks due to the new crown epidemic in August rose for the first time since December 2020. This is a worrying sign of the recovery of American employment.
p >During the period when cases of delta variant virus infections surged across the United States, the proportion of people who did not find a job because of health concerns caused by the new crown epidemic also remained basically unchanged.
The latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor is part of the U.S. government’s ongoing additional survey of households, which has been published in the monthly employment report since the beginning of the epidemic. The report shows that overall, the US employment growth slowed in August more than expected.
The daily number of new coronavirus cases in the United States has climbed to a seven-month high. In recent days, the national average number of reported infections has exceeded 160,000. Some real-time data indicators show that economic activity has slowed down as the number of cases surges.
“In the final analysis, this wave of delta variant virus epidemic is a wake-up call, indicating that the epidemic is still dominating and controlling our economic future,” said Daniel, a senior analyst at Glassdoor.