People all across the globe have lost their jobs due to the ongoing pandemic. Almost every industry has suffered enormously, but none more than that of travel and transportation. And it was predictable too, considering all the travel restrictions. Whether it is local or not, quarantine and lockdown had effected all modes of transportation.
But where modes of transportation such as trains and flights were affected the most, local travel was still required. An example would be that of food deliveries or even getting patients from their homes to their hospitals. Or literally, anything else because even during the pandemic, transportation needs have to be met. And it is because of this very need that last-mile delivery driver employment flourished even during these hard and trying times.
In this extremely tough year of 2020, the unemployment rate in the United States saw its peak in April. But amidst the crisis, local deliveries for various objects were required. Businesses big or small wanted to keep themselves running and of course, couldn't say no to their customers. And so, the infographic below will show you the 2020 U.S. unemployment rate, advantages of local delivery jobs and how these jobs have prospered in the U.S. in 2020.
Infographic by: FreightWaves