USDA: Workforce decreased less in rural America during the pandemic
When it comes to production, the workforce decreased less in rural areas during the pandemic.
New data from USDA shows in 2019 and 2020, the rate fell faster in urban counties. That is a reverse of the situation after the great recession when the rural workforce dropped by 2.6 percent.
It dropped less than a percent in urban cities. As for 2021, workforce participation remained below pre-pandemic levels in both rural and urban communities.