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Percent of employed persons working at home on days worked nearly doubled in 2020

The percent of employed persons working at home on days they worked nearly doubled, rising to 42 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Average travel time, such as commuting to work or driving to a store, decreased for all demographic groups.

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Consumer Price Index (CPI):
+0.9% in Jun 2021 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate:
5.9% in Jun 2021 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment:
+850,000(p) in Jun 2021 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.10(p) in Jun 2021 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
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Employment Cost Index (ECI):
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