September 25, 2023
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Wanted: Drivers for yellow buses
by Nela Richardson, Ph.D.
Bus Driver Employment Trends
Bus drivers took a big hit from the COVID-19 shutdown. Schools were shuttered and workers were furloughed. After classrooms reopened, employment levels rebounded, but school bus driver ranks were 14% smaller in September 2021 than they were in September 2019.
Employment dropped most significantly for 25- to 34-year-old drivers. Workers in this age group fell by ...
Summary of The Missing School Bus Drivers
This fall brought school re-openings and a return to in-class learning on a wide scale. It also brought a scramble to get bus drivers back behind the wheel. While most school drivers answered the call and returned to work, we found that about 13% of them are missing in action.
The ADP Research Institute used anonymized ...
The Missing School Bus Drivers: A look at employment data before and after the COVID-19 pandemic
by Jeff Nezaj