Today’s numbers: The COVID economy
As of June 11, 2021.
U.S. COVID cases the past week: -1%
Americans with at least one COVID vaccine dose: 53%
Japanese with at least one dose: 13%
Argentinians with at least one dose: 27%
Number of unemployed since 2019
Car rental prices, May: +12% over April
Job postings on Indeed.com, June: +29% over pre-pandemic
Vaccinated Americans who are now comfortable engaging in a wide range of consumer activities outside the home: 51%
Unvaccinated Americans who are now comfortable engaging in a wide range of consumer activities outside the home: 53%
Parents comfortable with their children being in in-person school now: 33%
Parents who will be comfortable within three months: 64%
“The leading economic indicator is … the virus.” More than one analyst has put it to us this way. As we try to understand and quantify this unprecedented global economic collapse — and now the attempted restart — we’re following key metrics for COVID-19 and the broader economy.
Keep in mind: The tally of COVID-19 cases represents only the ones that are documented.
Our main trusty sources: World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johns Hopkins University, Our World in Data (based on WHO data, Covid Tracking (scientist/journalist collaboration), GasBuddy.
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