Workforce Activity Report

Tracking the National Workforce Recovery

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted frontline and hourly workers — and what can businesses do about it? At UKG, we are using our market leadership to analyze high-frequency data, including employee shift work, in a monthly Workforce Activity Report to better understand the rapidly evolving employment outlook. With a labor index of 3.3 million employees across 35,000 U.S. businesses, we aim to help business leaders, public health policy makers, labor economists, and other groups make better informed decisions to tackle unemployment, bolster the job market recovery, and ultimately get more employees back to work sooner.

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Workforce Activity Report – August 2021

The UKG Workforce Activity Report revealed a 2.4% decline in shift work between mid-July and mid-August. This is largely the result of summertime vacations as well as the regional toll of the COVID-19 delta variant, with the majority of the decline occurring in the Southeast. The UKG Workforce Recovery Scale, a measure of shift work losses and gains during the COVID-19 pandemic, currently sits at 84.7 out of 100.

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In the News

Read more headlines from respected news agencies that leverage UKG Workforce Activity Report data.

As federal jobless benefits cutoff looms, millions still unemployed

NPR Marketplace
August 5, 2021

Delta variant casts shadow on upcoming jobs report

The Hill
August 5, 2021

26 states ended federal unemployment benefits early. Data suggests it’s not getting people back to work

August 4, 2021

U.S. hiring may have slowed in July amid COVID surge -data

August 3, 2021

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