Economy's Essential Early Care and Education Industry but Still Faces Labor Shortfall

Abstract: When the pandemic first struck and many child care centers closed, ECE worker unemployment spiked. Now that two years have passed since the onset of COVID-19 in the United States, to what extent has the industry recovered?

Keywords: Educational Attainment; Healthy Communities; Workforce Development;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Source: Dallas Fed Communities

Publication Date: 2022-05-16

Note: This article is the first in a series about how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the early care and education workforce and the factors influencing its recovery.