The private sector has always been one of the most lucrative and sought-after for workers. Before, thousands of people lined up daily to apply for a job in a private company. However, today the number of job applications has seriously decreased.
According to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday, the private sector of the United States of America is in the news today due to the little increase in employment in the last month.
It should be noted that, at the beginning of the pandemic caused by COVID-19, many people were laid off or had to resign from their jobs and seek other alternatives to survive. In this sense, most people decided to seek remote jobs through digital alternatives.
ADP reported that private-sector employment increased to just 374,000 jobs in August, increasing to 326,000 jobs in July. This is one of the lowest growth rates on record so far.
Economic experts expected an increase to 613,000 jobs by last month, compared to 330,000 jobs recorded the previous month. It is alarming to them that their predictions have not even come close to reality.
The population recession is due to fear of the new Delta variant of COVID-19, which has proven highly contagious and seriously affected the child population. Both adults and children are now exposed to serious health consequences from this disease.
The economist and head of Moody’s Analytics, Mark Zandi, reported: “The Delta variant of COVID-19 appears to have dented the recovery in the labor market.” Likewise, he also said: “Job growth remains strong, but well below the pace of recent months.”
Online employment alternatives seem to be the number one option for most job seekers. In addition, many people prefer to remain in the safety of their homes and have had the financial support provided by the government of the United States of America since the beginning of the pandemic. Traditional jobs seem no longer an option for most people, and for this reason, the digital market is in full swing.
Likewise, many professionals have ventured to offer their services independently and have managed to survive despite the situation. It should be noted that there are around 9 million unemployed because the situation caused by the pandemic has generated the final closure and bankruptcy of many companies and businesses throughout the nation.