Even as the health side of the pandemic slowly improves, the US economy remains in a strange place
Labor markets are tight, and a record percentage of respondents in a monthly Gallup poll of Americans said this was a good time to find a quality job. But despite the strong job market, the public is overall not satisfied with the state of the economy. In the same Gallup poll, most respondents said the economy was “only fair” or “poor.”
But lurking under the challenging transitions are encouraging signs that America’s economic outlook may get better once the pandemic is fully in the rearview mirror and supply chains are no longer strained. One such sign is the fact that businesses are using what they learned from the COVID-19 era to become more efficient and get better at doing more with less.
Perhaps one of the most visible examples of businesses learning from the pandemic is in how we eat out. When you…