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November 28, 2022

MainStreet Macro: Robots need a human hand

Before the holiday break, I left MainStreet Macro readers with a bit of a cliffhanger. We had just heard about layoffs at some of the biggest technology companies, a sector that has seen a lot of growth over the past several years.
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November 29, 2021

Wanted: Drivers for yellow buses

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November 29, 2021

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 ...

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November 29, 2021

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 ...

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November 29, 2021

The Missing School Bus Drivers: A look at employment data before and after the COVID-19 pandemic

An analysis on school bus driver employment before and after the onset of the pandemic.
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