Did You Know? Among all the bad news, there's lots of good news too:
- U.S. hiring surged in March as the economic recovery accelerated, the start of what economists say could be a sustained run of job growth to industries, regions and workers hardest hit during the pandemic. 916,000 jobs were added in March, well beyond most estimates, the best gain since August, and the unemployment rate, determined by a separate survey, fell to 6.0%, a pandemic low.
- About 104.2 million people have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, including about 59.9 million people who have been fully vaccinated by Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine or the two-dose series made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.
- Goldman Sachs estimates US GDP growth this year could be as high as 8%! Many are closer to 6%, yet still around triple that of most years in the past decade.
- NASA says the earth is safe for at least the next 100 years from an Asteroid hit.
Did You Know? Sentient Jet now has an APP - "UBER-style" - for its clients to book their private jet trips without human customer service. (CNBC)
Did You Know? Some key home remodeling trends include more dedicated spaces rather than single, big open spaces, home offices, a bigger focus on outdoor living 'rooms' and spaces, bolder colors.
Did You Know? Technology giant AMAZON has 589 bricks-and-mortar retail stores employing 100,000 people. Amazon’s e-commerce warehouses, package distribution centers and hubs for back-end computing gear occupied more than 190 million square feet of space in North America at the end of 2019, bigger than the footprint of Kroger’s nearly 2,800 traditional bricks-and-mortar supermarkets.
Did You Know? In the USA - even during the pandemic - only about 14% of the stuff we buy is spent online. In some categories, like books and electronics, online shopping is well over 50% of all purchases. (NY TIMES)