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Discussion Paper

Observing Recent Trends in Hours Worked by Hourly Employees


Abstract: The number of hours worked by hourly employees dropped considerably in the United States and the Fifth District in March but showed signs of recovery in May and June. A look at high frequency data shows how hours worked by hourly employees in the food and drink, leisure and entertainment, and retail industries have been impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords: Employment; Payroll;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Part of Series: Regional Matters

Publication Date: 2020-07-01