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Business Response Survey

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The Economics Daily

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Establishment response to the COVID-19 pandemic in health care and social assistance

Health care and social assistance employed 20 million private-sector workers in 2021. Employees in this industry have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic for more than 2 years. In response to the pandemic, establishments in health care and social assistance increased pay and added workplace flexibilities more frequently than establishments in the private sector overall. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Telework during the COVID-19 pandemic: estimates using the 2021 Business Response Survey

Using new data from the 2021 Business Response Survey, this article presents unique estimates of telework patterns observed during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. read more »

Spotlight on Statistics

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Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on establishments and employment by industry

The coronavirus pandemic impacted all sectors of the economy in 2020. Businesses across the country saw their supply chains interrupted, demand for their products and services decline, and government-mandated closures. This Spotlight on Statistics explores the pandemic’s impact across the economy with emphasis placed on varying experiences by industry and employment in those industries. The Business Response Survey to the Coronavirus Pandemic was conducted from July to September 2020 read more »