It isn’t all bad news for Joe.
COVID is fading in spite of the hysteria about the Delta variant. You can also throw a stone through any town around here in Central Alabama and hit five or six “Now Hiring” signs.
“Americans are going back to work at a faster clip — and getting paid more to do so.
Driving the news: The U.S. economy added a better-than-expected 850,000 jobs in June. Average hourly earnings jumped 3.6% from a year ago, in a continuation of the trend seen over the past two months.
Why it matters: These numbers back up anecdotal evidence from employers across the country. Demand for workers is strong, forcing employers to raise the amount they’re offering to be able to compete. …”
COVID and the economy are still top tier issues.
I’m not sure what it is like in other states. Alabama never had a draconian lockdown. The economy is definitely picking back up again in my area.
Note: Gas prices and grocery prices continue to suck though.